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Tuesday, December 11th rhetoric Tall Talk Word of the Day:
Though the word is often used pejoratively these days, rhetoric has noble beginnings and can still be used to denote the effective use of language -- which is what it originally denoted, back in the day when Aristotle wrote about it. The nearest relative of rhetoric in English is somewhat disguised, but it also has to do with effective language: the word is orator. Both derive from a Greek verb for "say, speak."

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