Parisologyn. The deliberate pursuits of ambiguity in one’s use of language.
A true Renaissance man, Ben Franklin was an expert in the field of Parisology.
Each Tuesday, we’ll offer up a Superior Word for the edification of our Superior Readers, via the volumes of the inimitable Peter Bowler. You can purchase all or any of the four Superior Person’s Books of Words from the Godine website. Parisology appears in the First.