“Growth” as a Euphemism
I get an alumni magazine which includes stories and notes related to my undergrad’s divinity school. They recently featured a bio of a recent graduate of the divinity school; she was quoted as saying that she experienced a lot of “growth” during her studies.
It suddenly hit me: “growth” is a euphemism for “I don’t believe the same crap I did when I started my divinity school training.”
I can see why they use the word “growth”—it’s a lot less threatening to the conservatives who donate to the school and potential future students.