Posted by Lewis on August 28, 2003
In Reply to: A New Euphanism posted by GPP on August 28, 2003
: : : Cheggers(As in Keith Chegwin of Cheggers Plays Pop fame)- Meaning- preggers ie Pregnant.
: : Cheggers as pregnant in general or with Chegwin offspring in particular?
: I think the word you intended was 'euphemism'. MWO: "the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant." Or possibly 'euphonism'? Not in the dictionary, but it would mean 'pleasant-sounding'.
IMO a bit daft that one - Cheggers is a bloke and 'preggers' is widely understood and no greater word-length.
If you just want to be diffeent - why not say "gravid" - it's correct and that little bit different.
Is "enciente" an alternative?