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Palinode

Postby Slava » Wed May 02, 2012 8:54 pm

This one came up in a crossword puzzle. It means, in a rare usage, a retraction. It's mostly used to speak of when a poet takes back something said in an earlier poem.

I bet a certain former Presidential candidate wishes he could have made a Palinode a few years ago. :wink:
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Postby Philip Hudson » Thu May 03, 2012 10:20 am

Which former presidential candidate do you mean? It could apply to all former and present candidates to political office.
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Postby Slava » Thu May 03, 2012 3:49 pm

I guess I should have highlighted the relevant part of the word:

PALINode.
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Postby Philip Hudson » Mon May 07, 2012 11:46 pm

Or I should have been more alert and caught the pun. Touché.
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