Skotison (sko’-ti-son): Purposeful obscurity.

A: When the used car lot is closed, and the pigeon’s wings are done flapping, I will buy us first class train tickets and we will ride together to the rodeo. Do you understand?

B: More than you will ever know. I am behind the brick wall with my clipboard and carry-on luggage. When the conditions have been met, I will meet you at the station.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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