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Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Word Wednesday

This week we have a veiled insult.

Charientism
  • a figure of speech wherein a taunting expression is softened by a jest
  • an insult veiled in grace
  • that species of an irony, which couches a disagreeable sense under agreeable expressions
*Hertnon, S. 2008. From afterwit to zemblanity. Auckland:New Holland Publishers

  2 comments:

  1. *evil grin*

    This is like wishing someone all they happiness they deserve when you feel they deserve very little and that Karma will catch them very quickly.

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  2. I prefer your definition to those from the book :0

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