While it’s been a while since I learned English or studied LitCrit I thought I had a reasonable handle on words that describe language.
This list from changing minds.org had me mesmerised.
I was completely wrong.
I’m keen on anabasis, and rather like anacephaleosis. Anangeon seems a really useful skill and I’ve been accused of catachreses believe it or not. And I do like a movie that is paraprosdokian, don’t you ?
As Miranda ‘s often quoted mater would say ‘what fun.’
And to be procataleptic: yes I know the election is along soon, yep I do know who I’ll vote for, yes Rolf Harris and Jimmy Saville are creeps and sports cheats are stupid but I’m indulging in a bit of affirmatio, hiding my head under the covers and going dancing – one of these is metaphorical.