Word Wrangling with Terry Victor

Word on Word Action

April 20, 2022 Terry Episode 81
Word Wrangling with Terry Victor
Word on Word Action
Show Notes

A fine collection of words which are words about words have been gathered together for your wordy pleasuring.  It's a miscellany of rhetorical devices and the kind of flourishes that give figures of speech a good name.

Among other things Jane Austen does zeugma in the company of Flanders and Swann, Brutus uses synecdoche, and we kick some adverbs around in the company of Tom Swift. Abba falls prey to mondegreenery. And Humpty Dumpty is on cracking form.