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Re: Favourite Words

PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:49 am
by will vine
Just browsing the dictionary in an effort to finish my crossword and came across this definition -
Jaggery - A coarse brown sugar. Extraordinary.

Re: Favourite Words

PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:58 pm
by Chris P
Some intriguingly likeable rhetorical words here:
(1) Anaphora: repetition of words or a phrase at the beginning of a clause or sentence.
(2) Polysyndeton: overuse of conjunctions.
(3) Ethos: attempt to establish authority or connection with the audience.
(4) Occultatio: a figure that brings in material while pretending not to talk about it.
(5) Tricolon: three units of speech put in a row.
(6) Peroration: final part of an argument.
(7) Chiasmus or antimetabole: four terms in a criss-crossed relation to each other.

context - Jodie Foster's Golden Globe speech:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2013/jan/14/genius-jodie-foster-speech-golden-globes

Re: Favourite Words

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:20 am
by Hugh Weldon
My favourite rhetorical term used to be litotes (pronounced lie-toe-tees) but I can't for the life of me remember what it means and it would probably only disappoint me if I looked it up now.

Re: Favourite Words

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:12 am
by uiwangmike
Hugh Weldon wrote: . . . it would probably only disappoint me if I looked it up now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrwO8b9iq34

Re: Favourite Words

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:19 am
by uiwangmike
A crossword clue I came across last night:
Writer who contrived litotes (1,1,5).