Anacoluthon

Honestly – had you any idea such a word existed?  for syntactical inconsistency? it’s too wonderful –

an·a·co·lu·thon

 noun \ˌa-nə-kə-ˈlü-ˌthän\

 
: syntactical inconsistency or incoherence within a sentence; especially : a shift in an unfinished sentence from one syntactic construction to another (as in “you really ought—well, do it your own way”)
 
Other words about words that I love: palindrome (from the Greek,palin, for back, and  dramein, to run – to run back; ablaut – systematic substitution of vowels in the same root word or affixes, like sing, sang, sung.  And, of course, boring ones like gerund and infinitive.  Words that describe words – it’s all too beautiful. 
 
“Do geese see God?”   One does wonder – but, the point is, it’s a palindrome –
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About hickson1

Art historian, professor, Italian Renaissance and Baroque specialist
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