Thursday, November 27, 2008

2308.

"No-one," he said to his family, appreciates zeugma anymore."

2 comments:

William Michaelian said...

At first I thought it was a type of cuisine. Then I looked it up and found this. Certainly not a word we used when I was growing up on the farm.

Geof Huth said...

William,

Well, you found it. I'm no expert on all the varieties of zeugma, but I can tell you that the type I had in mind was syllepsis.

Geof