June 27, 2013 Leave a comment
This week’s Word of the Week is: apophasis.
Apophasis is an amusing little rhetorical device where a subject is brought up by specifically saying that it will not be mentioned.
An example would be: “I’m not even going to mention that ten bucks you still owe me.”
The word comes from the Greek meaning literally to say no or deny.
- Apophasis and Praeteritio (knowledgeguild.wordpress.com)
- Denial: Neither a river, nor a strategy (speak2all.wordpress.com)