Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Entry: equivocationary (adj.)

In context: "Pemulis tells Lord he cannot believe his fucking eyes.  He tells Lord how dare he don the dreaded red beanie over such an obvious instance of map-not-territory equivocationary horseshit as Ingersoll's trying to foist."

Definition: from equivocation (n.):  The use of words or expressions that are susceptible of a double signification, with a view to mislead; esp. the expression of a virtual falsehood in the form of a proposition which (in order to satisfy the speaker's conscience) is verbally true.

Other: I'd be utterly remiss if I weren't to link to Map Is Not Territory, by Jonathan Z. Smith.  Method and theory!

SNOOT score: 2
 
Page: 337

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   


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