Thaumasmus (thau-mas’-mus): To marvel at something rather than to state it in a matter of fact way.

I had no idea! You’re not my wife?  This isn’t my car? These aren’t my pants? Where did this Barbie Doll come from?  Captain Morgan? I’ve never been in the navy!

Stop the car!  I’m going to be sick!

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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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