Dicaeologia


Dicaeologia (di-kay-o-lo’-gi-a): Admitting what’s charged against one, but excusing it by necessity.

A: Did you take my duct tape from the garage?

B: Yes, but I was forced to do it by Bob Vila’s insane brother Tooly.  I had no choice. He threatened me with a Ryobi 4.5 inch barrel grip angle grinder. It was cordless. I couldn’t just run away. He said he was desperate–that he needed the duct tape because his life was coming apart and the duct tape would temporarily hold it together until he was able to get to Ace Hardware and steal 12  Bessey Classix, 12″ x 4-3/4″ Bar Clamps with Heavy Duty Pad, Model GSL30; 1 gallon of Loctite® Vinyl, Fabric & Plastic Flexible Adhesive; and 2 ten-packs of Keeper® Ultra Bungee Cords.

A: Well, that settles it. Pack your tools honey. It’s time for you to move out of this old house for awhile.  I’ll drive you to Home Depot’s “Center for the Treatment of  DYI Addiction” & you’ll get better before you can say “BLUE MAX 18-inch 45cc Chainsaw!”

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

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