Orcos (or’-kos): Swearing that a statement is true.
Z: I swear on a stack of bacon that I did not touch your grill.
X: What about my lawn tractor?
Z: I swear on a pile of mulch that I did not sit on your lawn tractor.
X: What about my hummingbird feeder?
Z: You got me! I poured red nectar on my pancakes and I feel like humming and building a tiny nest.
X: Hello, 911?
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).