Parrhesia


Parrhesia (par-rez’-i-a): Either to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking. Sometimes considered a vice.


Her: I’m sorry, but I just have tell you: your husband is gone along with all the money in your joint checking account. He sold your car and his ride mower last night while you were sleeping. He’s headed for Vegas, where—guess what? He’s divorcing you and getting remarried as soon as the divorce goes through.

Wife: That bastard! I knew he’d do something like this some day. How do you know all this?

Her: I’m leaving for Vegas on the 5.30 flight. As your neighbor and friend, I figured I should be the one to tell you what’s going on.


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

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