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1.       tunci
7149 posts
 09 Dec 2013 Mon 10:56 pm

 

  Beautiful naming  [Euphemism ]

Sometimes , people give alternative names for the things that are considered as " bad, scary and disturbing " so that they may sound less disturbing and scary. We call this as "beautiful naming" [Euphemism]. These names may varry from region to region.

 

However some widely known ones are ;


Üvey anne - [ stepmom ]  ---->  Cici anne [ sweet mama]

Şişman - Şişko [ fat person ] ------>  Balık etli  [ Fleshy ]

Ölüm [ death ] ----> Rahmete  kavuşmak [ to reach the God´s mercy ]

Kör [ blind person]  --->  Görme engelli [ visually handicapped ]

Sağır [deaf person] ---->  İşitme engelli  [ hearing handicapped ]



Edited (12/9/2013) by tunci

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2.       MarioninTurkey
6124 posts
 13 Dec 2013 Fri 01:17 pm

 

Quoting tunci

 

  Beautiful naming  [Euphemism ]

Sometimes , people give alternative names for the things that are considered as " bad, scary and disturbing " so that they may sound less disturbing and scary. We call this as "beautiful naming" [Euphemism]. These names may varry from region to region.

 

However some widely known ones are ;


Üvey anne - [ stepmom ]  ---->  Cici anne [ sweet mama]

Şişman - Şişko [ fat person ] ------>  Balık etli  [ Fleshy ]

Ölüm [ death ] ----> Rahmete  kavuşmak [ to reach the God´s mercy ]

Kör [ blind person]  --->  Görme engelli [ visually handicapped ]

Sağır [deaf person] ---->  İşitme engelli  [ hearing handicapped ]

 

Euphemisms for the toilet ...   I remember something like 101 nolu oda. Is that right?

3.       tunci
7149 posts
 14 Dec 2013 Sat 10:35 pm

 

Quoting MarioninTurkey

 

 

Euphemisms for the toilet ...   I remember something like 101 nolu oda. Is that right?

 

It is "100 numara ". Some people call  "toilet" as "100 numara ".

The story behind it is that  sometime in the past in the hotels in France the toilet was called as " sans numero " [ no number ] and because the pronouncation of "cent numero "which means "100 numara" in French is almost same as "sans numero [no number]", obviously someone mistranslated it into turkish. 

In other words, because of the same pronouncation [sans numero and cent numero] Turks gone for with  " 100 numara".

 

 

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