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#158725 - 04/19/06 10:12 AM debt-relief and off-market transaction
dalehileman Offline
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the two expressions are euphemisms, but for what everyday or standard-English terms
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#158726 - 04/19/06 11:11 AM Re: debt-relief and off-market transaction
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debt-relief = writing off bad loans but making it look like charity (esp. if you're going to try to get a government agency to give you the money to cover it or a tax break, etc.)
off-market transaction = an accounting transaction that's purely "on the books" (no other party was involved)

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#158727 - 04/19/06 04:06 PM Re: debt-relief and off-market transaction
dalehileman Offline
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Myr thank you, but those are definitions not euphemisms

For instance, "men's colony" for a prison, "liberation" for invasion, "anticipatory self-defense" for Pre-emptive strike, "extraordinary rendition" for torture
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#158728 - 04/20/06 11:16 AM Re: debt-relief and off-market transaction
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Ahhh... I see, you ass-u-me that the author of the article means "euphemism" in some strict one-to-one word replacement sense. I just ass-u-me'd that you had suddenly lost the ability to derive meaning from context. Silly me.

I also put it to you that if I were to say you're being too bloody strict in your interpretation of the word "euphemism" that I had no intention of saying "God's blood" in the place of bloody and in fact could have meant any number of unprintable oaths.

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