As Memorial Day is on us I get a bit reflective about those who've gone before. Therefore I present the following bit of fluff. This board is a cross section of many different areas and I'm interested to know what family euphemism others heard INCESSANTLY growing up. Many are regional. I hurl out four which I heard endlessly: 1) My grandmother at the end of a long dictatorial speech on how she felt about something "now try that on your harmonica". 2) "More to be pitied than censored" (when my brother and I were caught being too categorical about another human being). ... and the ever-popular 3) "EEEEEEEEEE gads and little fish hooks" as an exclamation when something was surpising in its outcome. (wish I new the derivation of that last one - I only heard it one other time when Talullah Bankhead said in a film, I believe, titled Lifeboat. 4) "She looks like she's been ridden hard and put away wet!" - a euphemism for a normally attractive woman who'd let herself go. Certainly regional euphemisms abound in the States, in Canada, and beyond. Share a few in memory our generational Memorial Day legacies from those who shaped us a human beings.