Daily Archives: February 3, 2008


Apoplanesis (a-po-plan’-e-sis): Promising to address the issue but effectively dodging it through a digression.

You’ve asked me to elaborate on my health care policy, and I will. These questions are good questions and our face-to-face engagement of these pressing issues is one of the best ways to sort out our differences and provide people with a clear-cut avenue of choice. Making choices and  . . .

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