Epergesis (e-per-gee’-sis): Interposing an apposition, often in order to clarify what has just been stated.
My Cow, Two-ton Nellie, just had two calves. We just thought she was big! What a surprise! Even the vet didn’t catch it. Hmmm. I wonder, given his supposed expertise, what what wrong.
Well, it does not matter. Everybody’s healthy and we’ve renamed Two-ton Nellie, Half-ton Nellie. We think she likes her new name!
We’ve named the calves Popeye and Bluto–yup, they are little baby bulls.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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