Tmesis (tmee’-sis): Interjecting a word or phrase between parts of a compound word or between syllables of a word.
This is the most ridiculous proposal we’ve ever had put in front of us! It’ll result in another piece of legis-Bozo-lation–a law written by clowns to guide their circus act! I say, no way will I ever vote to approve it, and neither should you!
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).