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Dan337 commented on the word mendaciloquence
I prefer* the phrasing “adroit prevarication”—it has a nice rhythm, and bundles notions of direction and misdirection together in a metaphor of motion. Adroit descends from Latin directus—“straight”—and to prevaricate from Latin praevaricari—literally, “to walk crookedly”, so there’s also an etymological oxymoron hidden inside. Honestly. Trust me.(Or see http://OneLook.com/?w=mendaciloquence if you don't.)* Ignoring, of course, the important principle that dictionaries should always use the simplest language possible.
September 8, 2011
whichbe commented on the word mendaciloquence
Lying as a fine art.
May 12, 2008