Daily Archives: June 4, 2017

Paronomasia

Paronomasia (pa-ro-no-ma’-si-a): Using words that sound alike but that differ in meaning (punning).

We always said when the church bell would toll that our faithful pastor had collected another toll on the highway to heaven. He was a for-profit prophet, but we loved him anyway.

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

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Parrhesia

Parrhesia (par-rez’-i-a): Either to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking. Sometimes considered a vice.

I’m sorry but your reasoning skills are on a par with the piece of shrimp you’re chewing on. You need to do something about your illogic: maybe some mental Maalox.

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

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