Euphemisms: Anomaly

Euphemisms: Anomaly November 2, 2014

Virgin Gallactic’s website reports that SpaceshipTwo  “suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle.” Meaning it blew up & crashed.

This isn’t as bad a euphemism as “enhanced interrogation,” since that was intended to hide an action and this one is intended to soften the effect of announcing, but still, it’s not straight speaking.


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