Origin of amphibology
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Amphibology, am-fib-ol′o-ji, n. the use of ambiguous phrases or such as can be construed in two senses.
- ambiguity of expression, esp when due to a grammatical construction, as in save rags and waste paper
C14: from Late Latin amphibologia, ultimately from Greek amphibolos ambiguous; see amphibole, -logy
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