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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?