Daily Archives: December 9, 2007


Antisthecon (an-tis’-the-con): Substitution of one sound, syllable, or letter for another within a word. A kind of metaplasm: the general term for changes to word spelling.

He was a self-proclaimed “dangerous punslinger” whose aim was quite atrocious.  The best way to deal with him was to duck out of the conversation before he started randomly firing off his annoying puns. 

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)