We all have experienced seeing our vegetables getting wilted in the refrigerator, which were full of water and energy when we picked them up on the market.
But after a few busy days when we finally want to use the vegetables, we find an altered appearance.
No matter which human group we look at, past or present, euphemism and its counterpart dysphemism are powerful forces and they are extremely important for the study of language change.
They provide an emotive trigger for word addition, word loss, phonological distortion and semantic shift.
Naturally both wife and husband work and there is less “housewife” archetype who can spend enough time for shopping everyday.
She lives and works in Ladner, in a houseful of boys, and is currently at work on a middle-grade mystery novel set in one of the nearby floathome communities on the Fraser River.
She teaches Writing For Children and Young Adults in the MFA program at the University of British Columbia.
The central premise of Being Human is that various types of supernatural beings exist alongside human beings, with varying degrees of menace; that three of these supernatural beings are opting to live amongst human beings rather than apart from them; and that these three characters are attempting (as much as is possible) to live ordinary human lives despite the pressures and dangers of their situations.
They are constantly threatened with exposure or persecution, with pressure from other supernatural creatures, and with problems caused by their attempts to deal with their own natures.