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  • JimJim
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    Originally posted by theberen
    Originally posted by VanityEgo
    Really ? I always thought an understatement was something like "Leave, I don't hate you"
    No that's paradox/oxymoron, or just being bloody confusing
    I'd just say it was being passive-aggressive

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  • theberen
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    Originally posted by VanityEgo
    An oxymoron is associating two opposite words in order to make one of them stronger, like a "Beautiful Disaster".
    Then your phrase is sarcasm then!

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  • VanityEgo
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    I should've googled it, but I'd never use Wikipedia (again).

    Anyway, as an ESL person, I have to say it is getting confusing.

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  • JimJim
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    Wikipedia people! ;)

    "ESL (English as a second language), ESOL (English for speakers of other languages), and EFL (English as a foreign language) all refer to the use or study of English by speakers with a different native language."

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  • VanityEgo
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    An oxymoron is associating two opposite words in order to make one of them stronger, like a "Beautiful Disaster".

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  • theberen
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    Originally posted by VanityEgo
    What do you mean "ESL" ? I know that as Electronic Sports League, but it doesn't make sense here.
    Jim means ESOL - English Speakers of Other Languages.

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  • theberen
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    Originally posted by VanityEgo
    Originally posted by JimJim
    ^ That's correct

    Vanity's is more of an example of an 'understatement'.

    (By the way, welcome to UKMix English lessons everyone!)
    Really ? I always thought an understatement was something like "Leave, I don't hate you"
    No that's paradox/oxymoron, or just being bloody confusing

    My brain hurts from looking at all the usage of the phrase "an euphemism" :(

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  • VanityEgo
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    What do you mean "ESL" ? I know that as Electronic Sports League, but it doesn't make sense here.

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  • JimJim
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    Originally posted by irishguy28
    It's not an understatement to say your definition is totally wrong there, VE


    This must be getting especially tricky for the ESL people on here.

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  • VanityEgo
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    Originally posted by irishguy28
    It's not an understatement to say your definition is totally wrong there, VE
    Good one.

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    It's not an understatement to say your definition is totally wrong there, VE

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  • VanityEgo
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    Originally posted by JimJim
    ^ That's correct

    Vanity's is more of an example of an 'understatement'.

    (By the way, welcome to UKMix English lessons everyone!)
    Really ? I always thought an understatement was something like "Leave, I don't hate you", a negation of a word that has a negative meaning in order to suggest the (extreme) opposite meaning (e.g. saying "Sholas boy isn't ugly" to say he's day-eumn handsome).

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  • Skelofect
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    Originally posted by JimJim
    ^ That's correct

    Vanity's is more of an example of an 'understatement'.

    (By the way, welcome to UKMix English lessons everyone!)
    Yes feel free to 'nicely pass along' in other words 'shut the f*** up, we're all here to look at the pretty people cause we're shallow'

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  • JimJim
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    ^ That's correct

    Vanity's is more of an example of an 'understatement'.

    (By the way, welcome to UKMix English lessons everyone!)

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  • SmoothKid
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    Originally posted by VanityEgo
    Originally posted by SmoothKid
    Well, a metaphor is figurative speaking. You may be right here. But an euphemism palliates something.

    And you will definitely agree with me, that crème d'homme sounds better than "sperm" or "cum". LOL

    So it's an euphemism as well.
    An euphemism is supposed to attenuate something in an ironic way.
    That is, if I say "SholasBoy is cute", it's an euphemism, because he's damn f***in' handsome. If I say "Lily Allen can be a little bitchy at times", it's an euphemism, because she's one of the bitchiest celeb ever, not just "a little bitchy at times".

    But I agree that Crème d'Homme sounds way better than the other words that express what it means. Especially with an English accent <3
    That is not really correct. I don't wanna come off as a know-it-all but an euphemism is supposed to substitute a term that is considered offensively explicit (such as "died") with a term less offensive ("passed away").

    So an euphemism is used to replace a word or phrase with one that is considered less offensive or less vulgar than the word or phrase it replaces.

    Look here:

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  • SmoothKid
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    Originally posted by nekoo3372
    Originally posted by SmoothKid

    And you will definitely agree with me, that crème d'homme sounds better than "sperm" or "cum". LOL
    Sorry for the language!!

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  • VanityEgo
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    Originally posted by SmoothKid
    Well, a metaphor is figurative speaking. You may be right here. But an euphemism palliates something.

    And you will definitely agree with me, that crème d'homme sounds better than "sperm" or "cum". LOL

    So it's an euphemism as well.
    An euphemism is supposed to attenuate something in an ironic way.
    That is, if I say "SholasBoy is cute", it's an euphemism, because he's damn f***in' handsome. If I say "Lily Allen can be a little bitchy at times", it's an euphemism, because she's one of the bitchiest celeb ever, not just "a little bitchy at times".

    But I agree that Crème d'Homme sounds way better than the other words that express what it means. Especially with an English accent <3

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  • nekoocz
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    Originally posted by SmoothKid

    And you will definitely agree with me, that crème d'homme sounds better than "sperm" or "cum". LOL

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  • SmoothKid
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    Originally posted by VanityEgo
    @SholasBoy : To be honest, it's Tyra Bank's description.

    @SmoothKid : It's not really an euphemism. It's more of a (precious, foppish) metaphor.
    Well, a metaphor is figurative speaking. You may be right here. But an euphemism palliates something.

    And you will definitely agree with me, that crème d'homme sounds better than "sperm" or "cum". LOL

    So it's an euphemism as well.

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  • VanityEgo
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    @SholasBoy : To be honest, it's Tyra Bank's description.

    @SmoothKid : It's not really an euphemism. It's more of a (precious, foppish) metaphor.

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  • SmoothKid
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    Originally posted by Spartan
    Originally posted by SholasBoy
    Originally posted by Spartan
    I read that 'to smize' someone was to 'ejaculate in their eye'.
    Well I don't think anyone had..?
    ...I dont see any crème d'homme in your face either ... and you don't look drunk.
    Best euphemism EVER!!

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  • SholasBoy
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    Originally posted by theberen
    Originally posted by Spartan
    I read that 'to smize' someone was to 'ejaculate in their eye'.
    No wonder his face is so pale.
    Or it could have been the light shining in my face

    Anyhow, I prefer VanityEgos' description

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  • VanityEgo
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    Originally posted by SholasBoy
    What's a smize?
    A Smile with the eyes. A SMIZE <3

    Stop all those innuendos, Smize is Godness.

    (Don't pay attention, I'm an ANTM addict.)

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  • Skelofect
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    Omg smize = <3

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  • Spartan
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    Originally posted by SholasBoy
    Originally posted by Spartan
    I read that 'to smize' someone was to 'ejaculate in their eye'.
    Well I don't think anyone had..?
    ...I dont see any crème d'homme in your face either ... and you don't look drunk.

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