In our extensive Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms, you'll find a name for . . .
- the deliberate misspelling, respelling, or non-standard alternative spelling of words: allegro speech
- the phenomenon whereby readers or listeners fail to recognize an inaccuracy in a text: Moses illusion
- speech that repeats, in whole or in part, what has just been said by another speaker: echo utterance
- the use of the pronoun they, them, or their to refer to a singular noun: singular "they"
- the degree to which the meaning of a compound word or an idiom can be inferred from its parts: semantic transparency
- the four figures of speech that are regarded as the basic rhetorical structures by which we make sense of experience: metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, and irony: master tropes
- a statement (or a series of statements) that balances one idea with a contrasting idea: dirimens copulatio
- the use of foreign words and expressions, usually as an affectation or for humorous effect: soraismus
More Words About Words:
- Sluicing, Diazeugma, and Telicity (#20)
- Bloviation, Bicapitalization, and Invariant Be (#19)
- Word Words, Paraprosdokian, and Restaurantese (#18)
Image: allegro speech in the advertising slogan of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain