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January 29, 2007

Apparently Valerie, Lorin and Myself Were On The Same Wavelength

Am I to wax intellectually on something I didn't know prior to the Bedford Guide telling me so? Not to steal Val's thunder, but "chiasmus" stuck out to me - jokingly, I thought it was a Christmas-inspired ChiaPet (anyone else remember those?), but I hadn't really a clue as to what it was.

A rhetorical figure in which certain words, sounds, concepts, or syntactic structures are reversed or repeated in reverse order.

Alas, thank ye, Bedford Guide. I shall sleep well tonight!

Posted by KevinMcGinnis at January 29, 2007 11:45 PM

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Hey! You stole my thunder! How can I create massive storms on the east coast if YOU have my thunder?!

Okay, whatever. I don't think I understand chiamus as much as I should. Maybe since you picked the word, too, you can give a better example?

Posted by: Valerie Masciarelli at January 31, 2007 11:06 AM

The best I can guess, and really I'm guessing, is to think of Yoda.

Strong in the force, this one is.

Posted by: Kevin at January 31, 2007 1:58 PM

You can hide the boy from the dark side, but you can't hide the dark side from the boy.

It's not the size of the womp-rat in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the womp-rat.

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at January 31, 2007 3:22 PM

You can take a girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl.

I get it now!

Posted by: Valerie Masciarelli at January 31, 2007 10:08 PM

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