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Thursday, December 18, 2003

18 DEC 03

From Merriam-Webster.

Amphibology

Pronunciation: “am(p)-f&-‘bä-l&-jE

Function: noun

Inflected Form(s): plural –gies

Etymology: Middle English amphibologie, from Late Latin amphibologia, alteration of Latin amphibolia, from Greek, from amphibolos

Date: 14th century

: a sentence or phrase (as “nothing is good enough for you”) susceptible of more than one interpretation

The waitress wasn’t very good.

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