|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Miscellany » Verbal Irony: Accismus Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#113134 - 10/04/03 04:40 PM Verbal Irony: Accismus
Loc: Piedmont Region of Virginia, U...
Just thought you all would like to file this one away if you haven't already used it: accismus.
It's a terrific example of a type of verbal irony in which there is an affected refusal. Onelook.com uses the word 'coy' here, which seems very appropriate.
Batting her eyelashes as fast as bats out of hell, Brunhilde chirped, "Oh, sweetie, I couldn't possibly accept those free season's tickets to the Carpenter Center musicals!"
I like accismus because there's a kiss in it and that kiss makes it an easy rhetorical term to memorize. But I haven't checked the pronunciation yet, so probably the dadburned kiss isn't even there.
Forum Stats 8770 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members dskoe, Rupak, DeathCake, malagachica, Jamie
8770 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 34 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
LukeJavan8 102 endymion6 100 wofahulicodoc 89 AlimaeHP 14 Tromboniator 10 tsuwm 2 BranShea 2 DeathCake 1 Kokopelli 1 sleeper54 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11610 tsuwm 10525 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 6792 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 BranShea 5284
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith