George Carlin on Euphemisms

This great George Carlin video posted on Facebook…

In the age when torture has become “enhanced interrogation techniques”; when the rich are “job creators”; when murdered children are “collateral damage”; it is good to remember these brilliant words from the late, great, George Carlin.

It is also good to remember that the phrase “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” has now been officially changed in American English to “PTSD”, a totally lifeless non-threatening acronym, totally devoid of even pity and with an almost whiny feel to it.

Amazingly, it was posted in support of this…

Ayn Rand - Absurdities and Slogans

An association that, to me at least, makes one hell of a lot of sense!

Both of these great thinkers advocated the freedom of thought and the freedom of choice. And both would tell you that you get what you think for!

I want ice water.

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13 thoughts on “George Carlin on Euphemisms

    • Not only a great comedian, but an incredibly insightful mind as well. And you’re right, Bill & Ted 3 would be awful without him. Although the mental image of an old-ass Keanu Reeves reviving his role is pretty freakin hilarious! O_o


  1. Don’t you wonder how it is that so many people could love Carlin’s humour – genuinely love it ! – and yet the Great System just rolls on …?


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