Wednesday, September 01, 2010
anacoluthia noun [an-uh-kuh-LOO-thee-uh] Lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, esp. in a sentence.
Definitions for anacoluthia
- Lack of grammatical sequence or coherence, esp. in a sentence.
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Citations for anacoluthia
At one time or another, we have all suffered through those unappealable debates in which a lady, with copious interjections and anacoluthia, swears that the word "luna" is more (or less) expressive than the word "moon."
Anacoluthia, parataxis - there is no grammar or logic by which the room in which I sit can be precisely re-created in words. If, in fact, I were to try to convey it to a stranger, I'd be inclined to show photos and draw a floor map.