AbstractsMedical & Health Science

Euphemism and Gender: A Study of the Relationship Between Gender and Euphemisms

by Teresa Alma Sigfúsdóttir 1992

Institution: University of Iceland
Year: 2015
Keywords: Enska
Record ID: 1222131
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/20917


This study examines the use of euphemisms in relation to gender and motherhood using publicly available video blogs submitted by three groups consisting of: two males, two females and two mothers. A list of commonly used swear words was used to examine the absence or presence of euphemisms, along with a list that includes various types of euphemisms. Results indicate that mothers are far more likely to use euphemisms and their use of swear words was non-existent in the chosen videos.