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Ist „Schande“ in „ach du Schande!“ ein Euphemismus?

Einfach so. Ich höre so oft „ach du Scheiße!“ und manchmal auch „ach du Schande!“ in Kontexten, in denen man sich auf keinen Fall buchstäblich auf Schande als Scham beziehen würde. Daher die Frage, ...
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Why are most (if not all) German words for “cheap” euphemisms?

Many German words for "cheap" are euphemisms. Why is that the case? The interpretation of these words just occurred to me, it might not be ethymologically correct. I am not a linguist: Preiswert = ...
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How do you call somebody basically a “Klugscheisser” without causing offence? [closed]

Often your boss/team mates seems just to know everything better despite having expertise in a specific discipline. What polite metaphor/periphrasis would you choose that states clearly and shortly ...
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When EXACTLY can/do you start calling one an “Experte” [closed]

Im pretty much annoyed by this term and its imho mis-use for many pseudo-experts. Experts for terrorism, amok, climate, babysitting... you probably all know this phenomenon of people designated in ...