Word of the Day for Monday, October 8, 2012 apophasis \uh-POF-uh-sis\, noun: Denial of one's intention to speak of a subject that is at the same time named or insinuated, as “I shall not mention Caesar's avarice, nor his cunning, nor his morality.” But I think that anything that is deep isn't love, it's deliberate calculation or schizophrenia. I myself wouldn't even attempt to say what love is - probably both love and God can only be defined by apophasis, through those things that they are not. -- Viktor Pelevin, The Sacred Book of the Werewolf Apophasis stems from the Greek word apópha meaning "to say no, deny." The suffix -sis appears in Greek loanwords, where it forms an abstract noun from a verb, as in thesis. Origin: 1650–60; < Late Latin < Greek: a denial, equivalent to apópha ( nai ) to say no, deny ( apo- apo- + phánai to say) + -sis -sis
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posted: Oct. 8, 2012 @ 2:37p
You 'ave zee big date tonight, yes? Vee must make you smell vonderful. Here, apophasis and a puff of zat and you are all set!
i've got friends in apophasis where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases my blues away but i'll be ok now i'm not big on social graces think i'll slip on down to the oasis oh i've got friends in apophasis
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