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Friday, June 03, 2011

An Arrow for Your Quiver: Contextomy

One engages in "contextomy" when one selectively takes words from their original context to distort their intended meaning.  In other words, contextomy involves quoting out of context.  This fun and useful coinage has been attributed to historian Milton Mayer.


Posted by Lyrissa Lidsky on June 3, 2011 at 01:40 PM in Lyrissa Lidsky | Permalink


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