Parisology


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Jul 11 2020 20

Parisiology is a noun that refers to the use of ambiguous language.

The Greek word parisos (PAR ee sose) means ‘evenly balanced,’ and the suffix O-L-O-G-Y denotes something related to words. To evenly balance your words is one way to keep your language unclear or ambiguous.

After the investigation began, the mayor had some tough questions to answer. Fortunately, as a lawyer, he’s very good at parisology, a useful skill when evading accusations.