Epanorthosis (ep-an-or-tho’-sis): Amending a first thought by altering it to make it stronger or more vehement.
I am enjoying staying home! No, make that LOVING it! It’s like some kind of endless landlocked “Gilligan’s Island” episode, only we don’t have to escape and find a way home–we’re already there! I’ve taken on the persona of the Skipper, pushing everybody around, telling them what to do next and sarcastically registering my opposition to all of their worthless ideas. It’s good to be Skipper! But, ‘Mary Ann’ keeps asking for the combination to my gun safe, and ‘Ginger’ spends at least one hour every day eyeing my knife collection, which is locked in a showcase under glass. I really don’t care because I’m using ‘Gilligan’ as a human shield–keeping him one step in front of me all the time. It’s uncomfortable using the bathroom, but we both know that the ‘Skipper’ must be kept safe at all costs. Why? Because he’s the skipper dammit!
Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)
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