euphemisms and additional doubletalk

(Greek: eu, "good, well; sounding good" + pheme, "speaking, speech"; mild, agreeable, or roundabout words used in place of coarse, painful, or offensive ones)

Euphemisms are the outward and visible signs of the inward anxieties, conflicts, fears, and shames of people. By tracing them, it is possible to see what has been, and is, going on in the language, minds, and culture of societies.

Used in place of "writer" because "author" sounds classier; perhaps because of a preference for Latinate words.
death euphemisms
  • end of the ball game
  • cash in one's chips
  • jump the last hurdle
  • out of the game
  • pass in one's chips
  • race is run; ran the good race
  • struck out
  • thrown for a loss
  • throw in the sponge
  • trumped
  • is knocked out or KO'd
euphemism (s), euphemisms
1. A word or expression that some people use when they want to talk about something unpleasant or embarrassing without mentioning the thing; or an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive.
2. A word or phrase that is more neutral, vague, or indirect to replace a direct, harsh, unpleasant, or offensive term.
3. Nice ways to say bad or vulgar things.
take under advisement
To shelve or to delay; usually, without taking any action.

"I'll take that under advisement" is the typical bureaucratic dodge for deferring an action in the hope that the problem will go away without further action; which is usually what happens.