Paroemion (par-mi’-on): Alliteration taken to an extreme where nearly every word in a sentence begins with the same consonant. Sometimes, simply a synonym for alliteration or for homoeoprophoron [a stylistic vice].

The dancing decadent dimwits decided to drink, drop, and deny. They will regret it tomorrow, trying to tell the “Toad” that they’re tattered; tongues teetering, tearing truth.

Hangovers hurt happiness: hammered head, hazy hell.

But, there’s always a way out. Medical, psychological, spiritual, whatever—there are many, many ways. I used to drink a bottle of vodka every day. Now I drink a bottle of scotch. Ha ha. Actually, I quit drinking when my liver started admonishing me & I knew I’d never be eligible for a transplant. So, it was fear that woke me up and induced me to put down the glass. But the way out varies wildly—like I said, there’s no single way.

There’s nothing fun about waking up naked with a stranger, puking all over yourself, getting a DUI, dying of a rotted liver, fighting over nothing, getting mugged, falling out a window, getting run over, wetting yourself, or getting trapped in a dumpster.

There are so many negatives, yet people persist in destroying themselves and possibly wrecking the lives of the people who love them—alcohol abuse affects the drinker, but it also abuses the people who love them. So, it’s not just the drinkers who need help.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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