Saturday Word of the Day: Amphiboly

*Amphiboly: ambiguity of speech, especially from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than the meaning of the words

It was very hard to understand Ewan, especially because he always seemed to use amphiboly. This made it maddeningly hard for any of his teachers to mark him appropriately, for he always seemed to be contradicting himself and yet also not? It was infuriating how long they would have to sit and ponder his ambiguous speeches, and yet he continued to maintain his pattern of speech even after they pleaded with him to change it so as his academic remarks were easier to understand.

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3 thoughts on “Saturday Word of the Day: Amphiboly

  1. How on earth you managed to write this on your phone as we walked round Woolworths is beyond me. I was thinking about dog food and bread, there you were being creative on a teensy, wincy screen – VERY talented šŸ™‚

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