Daily Archives: May 11, 2021


Tricolon (tri-co-lon): Three parallel elements of the same length occurring together in a series.

I stood. I turned. I farted. As I took my laptop out of the overhead bin, I noticed the man immediately across the aisle had his head in his hands and was pounding intermittently on his forehead. I didn’t know what to do, so I sat back down and booted up my laptop and picked up where I had left off that morning, working on my speech for the International Gummy Bear Brothers, an all-male club founded in the 1970s solely for the protection and advancement of Gummy Bear culture and the free flow of Gummy Bears across international borders. It was sort of like Doctors Without Borders, only with bear-shaped candies.

I offered a Gummy Bear to the woman sitting next to me. She looked at me like I was trying to poison her. I closed my laptop. The speech can wait. I need to put my laptop in the overhead bin.

I stood. I turned. I farted.

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

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