Main Deadly Euphemism Discussion

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ImpudentInfidel
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09:11:40 AM Sep 23rd 2014
Why is "terminate" used so often as an example? It's not a euphemism, it's a synonym.
SeptimusHeap
10:10:41 AM Sep 23rd 2014
Terminate means simply "end", it's not inherently a synonym of "killing".
Larkmarn
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07:31:09 PM Jun 30th 2013
In some cases, the words 'destroyed' or 'erased' may be used, not as a euphemism, but rather because the word 'killed' is insufficient. Usually refers to those who have suffered a Fate Worse Than Death, or an individual who has been killed and wiped from all records. Or they just don't acknowledge them as people to begin with.

I'm not positive what this means. Does this mean that said words do NOT qualify as a Deadly Euphemism?

Also, I keep seeing "terminate" show up on here. That's... not really a euphemism. Is everything but "kill" or "die" considered a euphemism?

jatay3
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08:39:23 PM Aug 16th 2012
Don't we need to distinguish words that have no purpose but as a Deadly Euphemism? After all professions that deal with death a lot(soldiers, police, doctors, etc) need terms for the finer points of their profession. I remember someone saying that "close support" means bombing when of course it means bombing close to your own troops while they are engaged and of course the results could be disastrous if they bomb in the wrong place. A word that has a legitimate technical meaning aside from being a Deadly Euphemism should be distinguished.
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