tunc

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Beautiful naming [Euphemism ]
Beautiful naming [Euphemism ]

Sometimes , people give alternative names for the things that are considered as " bad, scary and disturbing " so that they may sound less disturbing and scary. We call this as "beautiful naming" [Euphemism]. These names may varry from region to region.

However some widely known ones are ;

Üvey anne - [ stepmom ] ----> Cici anne [ sweet mama]

Şişman - Şişko [ fat person ] ------> Balık etli [ Fleshy ]

Ölüm [ death ] ----> Rahmete kavuşmak [ to reach the God´s mercy ]

Kör [ blind person] ---> Görme engelli [ visually handicapped ]

Sağır [deaf person] ----> İşitme engelli [ hearing handicapped ]
 

Kingfisher

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Beautiful naming [Euphemism ]
Beautiful naming [Euphemism ]

Sometimes , people give alternative names for the things that are considered as " bad, scary and disturbing " so that they may sound less disturbing and scary. We call this as "beautiful naming" [Euphemism]. These names may varry from region to region.

However some widely known ones are ;

Üvey anne - [ stepmom ] ----> Cici anne [ sweet mama]

Şişman - Şişko [ fat person ] ------> Balık etli [ Fleshy ]

Ölüm [ death ] ----> Rahmete kavuşmak [ to reach the God´s mercy ]

Kör [ blind person] ---> Görme engelli [ visually handicapped ]

Sağır [deaf person] ----> İşitme engelli [ hearing handicapped ]

Funny, here nobody beats about the bush about my being "balik etli" - they just shoot me that "şişman" straight between the eyes ! But at least I'll have a good reply to give them. Thank you Tunc.

P.S.: Although being fat is also a sign of being very rich, apparently. So I am admired as a fat businesswoman whose business is running very well...
 

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