Reviews August 1986 Pleasant Words & Ugly Books By Ronald Berman English must be kept up. It rarely is. But what a splendid collection of offenses against it is in D.J. Enright's book of euphemism. Those who delight in the instructions for Japanese small appliances will here encounter the ultimate in linguistic self-destruction. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. Ronald Berman Ronald Berman is the author of several books, including Translating Modernism: Fitzgerald and Hemingway, Fitzgerald's Mentors: Edmund Wilson, H. L. Mencken, and Gerald Murphy, and many others.