Aporia


Aporia (a-po’-ri-a): Deliberating with oneself as though in doubt over some matter; asking oneself (or rhetorically asking one’s hearers) what is the best or appropriate way to approach something [=diaporesis].

Everything’s going so well! I mean it! “Excellent” is the right word for it! Perfection: stock market, jobs report–up, up–breaking records. This is real perfection–not fake perfection! Well maybe “perfection” does not apply across the board.

Sadly, I’ve been given a sort of a mandate by a Congressman I don’t like or respect–it consists of two options.

What should I do?

Hand over the evidence or drop the charges and apologize?

What a pair! You all know I mean the two options–the pair of options! Ha! ha!. What a pair! Right?

What should I do?

Maybe I’ll give both options a Presidential squeeze, and see what kind of a response I get.

Still deciding.

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

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