Palilogia: Repetition of the same word, with none between, for vehemence. Synonym for epizeuxis.

No! No! No! Yes! Yes! Yes! Maybe! Maybe! Maybe! Ok, bottom line: I don’t know. I’ll never know. I’m seeing a therapist. We’re doing cross-roads counseling. It’s for people who don’t know which way to turn whenever they come to a “commitment intersection,” I am trying to learn how to come to a full stop and look both ways before I go one way or the other. Now, what I do is run the stop sign, hit the gas, and drive straight away. Sometimes, I have a messy collision and people get hurt.

Don’t push me. I’m going home.

Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (

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