Mesodiplosis


Mesodiplosis (mes-o-dip-lo’-sis): Repetition of the same word or words in the middle of successive sentences.

I can’t believe how weird things are getting. I used to say how weird things were. Now, I’m up to my neck in weird things and they are freaking me out. I think Washington, DC is where the weird things are coming from. Every day our President proffers some kind of strange idea or posits some kind of creepy conspiracy theory–like Nancy Pelosi is a Chinese spy working with Hilary Clinton to sterilize every man on the planet, with the exception of a handful of Übermensch to enable the continuation of the species. Guess who is one of the Übermensch? Yup: Donald J. Trump. This is how he knows about the conspiracy: he has gotten several messages from Pelosi on his phone offering him the position of Chief Inseminator, which he claims to have refused because he can make more money, and get as much action, being President of the United States.

Weird enough?

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

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