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Epergesis

Epergesis (e-per-gee’-sis): Interposing an apposition, often in order to clarify what has just been stated.

My dog, canis lupus familiaris poop & run, had done it again. He dropped a clandestine crap bomb on my neighbor’s front lawn. My neighbor found it with his shoe. My neighbor is dancing on one foot and yelling obscenities.

Should I venture over there with a baggie and some paper towels? I can feign righteous indignation at ‘whatever dog’ did it and hopefully protect my dog from my neighbor’s wrath.

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

Epergesis

Epergesis (e-per-gee’-sis): Interposing an apposition, often in order to clarify what has just been stated.

My Cow, Two-ton Nellie, just had two calves. We just thought she was big! What a surprise! Even the vet didn’t catch it. Hmmm. I wonder, given his supposed expertise, what what wrong.

Well, it does not matter. Everybody’s healthy and we’ve renamed Two-ton Nellie, Half-ton Nellie. We think she likes her new name!

We’ve named the calves Popeye and Bluto–yup, they are little baby bulls.

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

Epergesis

Epergesis (e-per-gee’-sis): Interposing an apposition, often in order to clarify what has just been stated.

My cat, the thirty pounder, started working out today.

Instead of napping all day downstairs, he climbs the stairs around 11.00 in the morning and naps in the bathtub. Then, in the early evening he goes down the stairs and naps until around 7.00 in the living room. Then, he goes down the stairs into the basement and naps until around 10.00. Then, he goes upstairs and does his cardboard box “scratchercise” for five minutes, hurling bits of cardboard around the kitchen floor. Then, out of breath, he flops on the kitchen floor and waits for his nightly kitty treat.

Not a bad workout for a thirty-pound cat!

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

Epergesis

Epergesis (e-per-gee’-sis): Interposing an apposition, often in order to clarify what has just been stated.

When my new Roomba 700, the robo-vacuum, showed up late last night I was slightly alarmed.

At 11:00 pm the doorbell rang. I opened the door and  there there was Roomba, all charged up and sweetly humming on the stoop. I let Roomba in. We had a drink.

It was late.  Roomba put me to bed, and went to work sucking the dirt out of the filthy shag carpet in my man cave.

As Roomba’s sweetly droning hum sent me off to sleepy land, I thought, I love you Roomba, nighty-night.

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

Epergesis

Epergesis (e-per-gee’-sis): Interposing an apposition, often in order to clarify what has just been stated.

I saw you right over there, that is, in my office, rummaging through my desk. What were you looking for?

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