Selya’s Word of the Week

dysphemistically – adv. substituting a harsher word for a milder one; the opposite of euphemistically.

Plaintiff-appellant Alison Cioffi is an exotic dancer who resides in Woburn, Massachusetts. She applied for and accepted employment with Club Fantasies (the Club), an adult entertainment venue (dysphemistically called a “strip club”) operated in Providence, Rhode Island, by defendant-appellee Gilbert Enterprises, Inc.