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Question 1: One such example is the line "put him in bed with the captain's daughter" from the popular sea shanty ________.
Fritz SpieglDrunken SailorRadio 4 UK ThemeCaptain Bogg and Salty

Question 2: The most famous in the latter category is the expression what the dickens and its variants, which does not refer to the famed British writer but instead was a popular euphemism for ________ in its time.
SatanAbrahamic religionsDevilChristian teaching about the Devil

Question 3: "Idiot", "imbecile", and "moron" were once neutral terms for a developmentally delayed adult of toddler, ________, and primary school mental ages, respectively.
Public school (government funded)Nursery schoolCharter schoolPreschool education

Question 4: Euphemisms are also common in reference to ________ and lifestyles.
HomosexualityLesbianSexual orientationBisexuality

Question 5: Likewise, ________ itself may be considered a euphemism for putting the convict to death by poisoning.
Capital punishmentTortureLethal injectionCapital punishment in the United States

Question 6:
What type is thing is Euphemism?
that are used as euphemisms
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Question 7: To alter the pronunciation or spelling of a taboo word (such as a ________) to form a euphemism is known as taboo deformation.

Question 8: In pornographic stories, the words rosebud and starfish are often used as euphemisms for anus, generally in the context of ________.
Oral sexAnal–oral sexAnal sexSexual intercourse

Question 9: (These terms are not usually applied to humans, because both ________ and law deprecate euthanasia.) In fact, Dr.
BioethicsNursing ethicsMedical ethicsConscience

Question 10: For example, sometimes the phrase visually impaired is labeled as a ________ euphemism for blind.
United KingdomGermanyPolitical correctnessSpain

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