Any book other than a dictionary that employs the terms Polyptoton, Aposiopesis, Merism, Hyperbaton, Anadiplosis, Diacope, Hendiadys, Epistrophe, Tricolon, Epizeuxis, Syllepsis, Enallage, Zeugma, Chiasmus, Catachresis, Litotes, Metonymy, Pleonasm, Epanalepsis and Scesis Onomaton gets thrown into The Department of Overwhelming Pretentious Verbiage unless it’s written by P.J. O’Rourke. Unfortunately, this one was not, but it could have been [via].
Don’t know about you, but I’m kinda glad the Aztecs are gone.
Cyrus Cylinder is not a rock group.
Cat Eats Dog. You’re on your own with this one. Yeah, it’s safe.
Google “Dog Barf” and you get this – nothing but links to advertisements for canine-gastrointestinal products. No fun at all.
The Neighborhood Boy Saga:
[Top image of a Banded Diacope, (Jardine, William (1843) Fishes of the Perch Family, Naturalist’s Library, vol. XXXVIII, Edinburgh, Scotland: W. H. Lizars) found here.]