The Daily Trope
Proverb: One of several terms describing short, pithy sayings. Others include adage, apothegm, gnome, maxim, paroemia, and sententia. 45 more words
1 day, 23 hours ago
Prozeugma (pro-zoog’-ma): A series of clauses in which the verb employed in the first is elided (and thus implied) in the others.
I tried the gourmet beer. 45 more words
3 days, 2 hours ago
Pysma (pys’-ma): The asking of multiple questions successively (which would together require a complex reply). A rhetorical use of the question.
Until I get the GPS up and running again, let’s just say we’re… 97 more words
3 days, 3 hours ago
Ratiocinatio (ra’-ti-o-cin-a’-ti-o): Reasoning (typically with oneself) by asking questions. Sometimes equivalent to anthypophora. More specifically, ratiocinatio can mean making statements, then asking the reason ( 208 more words
4 days, 1 hour ago
Repotia (re-po’-ti-a): 1. The repetition of a phrase with slight differences in style, diction, tone, etc. 2. A discourse celebrating a wedding feast.
1. I need a steak. 142 more words
4 days, 23 hours ago
Restrictio (re-strik’-ti-o): Making an exception to a previously made statement. Restricting or limiting what has already been said.
I think it’s time for Putin to confess. 46 more words
5 days, 22 hours ago
Sarcasmus (sar’kaz’-mus): Use of mockery, verbal taunts, or bitter irony.
I think that’s a lovely hairdo. I like the long swirling blond wings. A truly cosmic comb-over. 51 more words
5 days, 23 hours ago