Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, August 23, 2012 - apophasis
Posted on 08/23/2012 4:11:34 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
apophasis [uh-pof'-uh-sis] noun
1. denial of one's intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as I shall not mention Caesar's avarice, nor his cunning, nor his morality.
2. the raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it (as in we won't discuss his past crimes)
Obama similarly employed apophasis when he asserted that "nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon."
--James Taranto, Best of the Web, WSJ, August 21, 2012
Late Latin, repudiation, from Greek, denial, negation, from apophanai to deny, from apo- + phanai to say. First Known Use: 1657
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
Early bird good morning.
I won’t discuss Hillary’s elephantiasis
Or cruelly use words of apophasis
Despite cankles, shrill voice
She’s a much better choice
“Who was born here” (I added for emphasis)
A+ for the Birther!
a pop has sis just means my aunt. Course you'll notice I had to use an extra “s” but if Mississippi can do it so can I.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan of NY is scheduled to offer the benediction at the close of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week. In apophetic form, he announced that it was just to be viewed as a prayer, not necessarily a political endorsement. He then announced that he would be pleased to perform the same service for the Democrats, which would be awkward since he is currently suing the Democrats.
I love Cardinal Dolan.
Here! Take apophasis blunt! Good bud! Cough! Cough!
No one's actually confirmed that Obama is an alien who styles himself as a god, bent on global domination....
“I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.”
Had to look, sure enough, the comments were along the lines of what I was thinking.
It’s unfortunate however that Dolan invited Obama to the Al Smith dinner.
Cannot wait to see the jokes about Obama daring to come to the dinner considering all the Catholics there.
That’s A perfect example!
TMI from anchor Joe. A+ for you!
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