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Catcher in the Rye

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Euphemism

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Of the following choices, which excerpt is an example of Salinger's use of euphemism as part of a character's voice?

A

"Most guys at Pencey just talked about having sexual intercourse with girls all the time like Ackley, for instance but old Stradlater really did it. I was personally acquainted with at least two girls he gave the time to. That's the truth."

B

"What he'd do was, he'd start snowing his date in this very quiet, sincere voice like as if he wasn't only a very handsome guy but a nice, sincere guy, too. I damn near puked, listening to him. His date kept saying, 'No, please. Please, don't. Please.' But old Stradlater kept snowing her in this Abraham Lincoln, sincere voice..."

C

"Everybody was asleep or out or home for the week end, and it was very, very quiet and depressing in the corridor. There was this empty box of Kolynos toothpaste outside Leahy and Hoffman's door, and while I walked down towards the stairs, I kept giving it a boot with this sheep-lined slipper I had on."

D

"After I got all packed, I sort of counted my dough. I don't remember exactly how much I had, but I was pretty loaded. My grandmother'd just sent me a wad about a week before. I have this grandmother that's quite lavish with her dough. She doesn't have all her marbles any more, she's old as hell..."

E

"It was too late to call up for a cab or anything, so I walked the whole way to the station. It wasn't too far, but it was cold as hell, and the snow made it hard for walking, and my Gladstones kept banging hell out of my legs. I sort of enjoyed the air and all, though."