of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
Aposiopesis (app-oh-sigh-uh-pea-sis) is the practice of suddenly cutting off in the middle of . . .
Aposiopesis is when you are speaking to someone and in the middle of your sentence, you . . .
Aposiopesis is a rather rude practice of never quite finishing what you are . . .
I hope maybe you have figured out by that silly example what aposiopesis means. It is the cutting off of a sentence in the middle of saying it. When you are speaking and suddenly stop, leaving the rest of the sentence to the imagination of the listener, you are practicing aposiopesis.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."