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Word for deceptive euphemism

 
 
Reply Wed 31 Oct, 2012 11:49 am
Looking for a term

Owing to weather recent Jon Stewart shows labeled "encore," obviously meant to dupe us into supposing not only new episode but special in some way

Maybe paranym
 
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Wed 31 Oct, 2012 03:16 pm
@dalehileman,
The word "re-run" became obsolete quite a few years ago. Only those without the benefit of a p.r. firm ever use it any more. "Encore presentation" is the current euphemism for a re-run and has been for quite a while now. Get with the program, dale!

(There is no other word for it that I know of, save"euphemism.")
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 11:47 am
@Lustig Andrei,
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The word "re-run" became obsolete quite a few years ago.
Lust, I feel left out (forgive pun)

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…. "Encore presentation" is the current euphemism for a re-run……..
My lord where have I been

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(There is no other word for it that I know of, save"euphemism.")
Then don't you like "paranym"
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 01:22 pm
@dalehileman,
As a neologysm, paranym is fine, dale.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 01:24 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Good one, Andy, well put
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 01:33 pm
@dalehileman,
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert couldn't have a new show those days. Bad weather and all kept away most of the live audience and would have endangered the people who work the production to boot. The Daily Show is on the cusp of the evacuation zone in Manhattan.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 01:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
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couldn't have a new show those days. Bad weather and all
So Tsar must I assume
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 1 Nov, 2012 01:42 pm
@dalehileman,
I never watch the Daily Show or Colbert Report reruns/encore performances. No use in retreading old news. Razz So much TV to watch yet so little time to watch it. Neutral
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 10:34 am
@tsarstepan,
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I never watch the Daily Show or Colbert Report reruns/encore performances.
I too quit watching the moment I realize it's a rerun but what bothers me is sometimes that's halfway thru the episode
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 10:40 am
for some reason i seem to recall seeing "Encore Presentation" on an NBC show (i can distinctly remember the peacock logo over the words) around twenty plus years ago
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 10:56 am
@djjd62,
Yea Dj, evidently I'm either not very observant or suffering with incipient Alz's at 81
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 11:04 am
I once looked for a nicer word for "euphemism" but got stuck in a self-referential irony loop for three days.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 11:15 am
@joefromchicago,
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self-referential irony loop
Love it, thank you Joe
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 11:15 am
as an aside, does anyone know another word for thesaurus
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 11:17 am
@djjd62,
http://thesaurus.com/browse/thesaurus?s=t
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 11:31 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:

for some reason i seem to recall seeing "Encore Presentation" on an NBC show (i can distinctly remember the peacock logo over the words) around twenty plus years ago


Yeah, the expression has actually been around for a long time but it wasn't all that commonly used until fairly recently. Nowadays it's virtually taboo to say"re-run." (Have you noticed, btw, that what we once called "used" cars are now referred to as "pre-owned" automobiles?)
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 11:37 am
@Lustig Andrei,
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"used" cars are now referred to as "pre-owned" automobiles?)
Well put, Andy
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djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 11:51 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Goodwill and Salvation Army Stores moved from "second hand" to "gently used" when describing items, especially clothing
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 01:13 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
And a garbage dump is called "land reclamation"
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2012 01:52 pm
The euphemism that truly infuriates me is calling police billy clubs and night-sticks "batons." Sheeesh! Orchestra conductors, not cops, wield batons.
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