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  • 11 Aug 2020
    Karen Stollznow

    Ableist Language and the Euphemism Treadmill

    The Euphemism Treadmill is common in the areas of language related to race and ethnicity, disease, and disability. What is this phenomenon? A euphemism is a word substituted for one that is considered unpleasant or embarrassing, which can be motivated by a desire to not offend. However, sometimes these good intentions can backfire. The so-called […]

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