This morning on The Roundtable on WAMC, I heard panelist Rosemary Armao say, speaking of Marco Rubio, "I'm searching for another word for impotent." "Hah!" I thought. "Paralipsis!"--not offering it as a synonym for impotent but as the name of the rhetorical device she had just employed, perhaps unintentionally.
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Very impressive! I had to look that one up in Webster's Third New International, Unabridged.ReplyDelete