Cacology


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Apr 16 2020 21

Cacology is a noun that refers to a poor choice of words.

The Greek word kakos (kah KOSE) means ‘bad’ or ‘evil.’ Our word of the day has evolved from this to refer to a bad or mistaken use of language. Among its many possible uses, cacology could mean mispronunciation, bad diction or poorly selected language.

Getting tripped up by cacology seems to happen a lot to Cory. He may want to rethink his career in public speaking.