Re: Why does every one hate Microsoft
- From: "erewhon" <sminkypinky@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2006 17:40:47 -0000
In the interest of pedantry - it wasn't rhetorical, since I wasn't
asking a question to which no answer was being requested, I was making
a statement demonstrating support for the previous the assertions.
You mustn't challenge a pedant about pedantry unless you are very sure of
yourself. A rhetorical question, to which you refer above, is only one of
many rhetorical devices (i.e. methods, tricks, stratagems) used in
rhetoric: the art of effective (some would say pursuasive) speaking (and
writing). And tmesis is, as I said, one of those rhetorical devices.
I am right in this matter.
You are confused in that not all rhetoric is a rhetorical QUESTION. It was
not a question of any form, hence whilst it may be rhetoric, it is certainly
not a rhetorical question.
You can confirm my statement here if you wish:
Rhetoric was one of the three arts of the medieval trivium (the others
being grammar and dialectic).
I don't disagree - this fails however to qualify or prove your assertion.
I can rightly, if not always flatteringly,
be called a master of things trivial :-)
You may be familiar with the trivial. I, however, am familiar with accuracy.
And I am not just acquainted, but positively intimate, with things