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Monday, July 31, 2006 | In your article on converting wastewater into drinking water, both William Harvey and City Councilmember Toni Atkins are quoted as saying that the expression “toilet-to-tap” is a euphemism. It is my understanding that a euphemism uses a less offensive expression for an offensive one, such as “putting a dog to sleep.” In the case of “toilet-to-tap” this is a dysphemism, using an offensive expression for an inoffensive one.