Meiosis (mei-o’-sis): Reference to something with a name disproportionately lesser than its nature (a kind of litotes). This term is equivalent to tapinosis.
What happened to the United States of America–that little blip on humanity’s radar screen? Was it actually swallowed whole by a grotesque, fat, blond man who was happy to see it disappear so he could replace it with the The Disjointed States of Confusion that we’re living in now?
Well, I for one miss the good old USA. I hope enough other people do too, so on Election Day we can get our country back from fatso.
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu).
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