Euphemisms in Mormonism

Mormons, I’ve come to believe, are masters of the euphemism. We have a gift for substituting agreeable words for coarser words that may offend.

I’ve seen it my whole life.

We tend to say “the adversary” because the word “Satan” not only feels dark and foreboding but also makes people squirm. And we don’t want others to feel uncomfortable.

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