[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 23:52:11 UTC 2007

On Dec 5, 2007 1:27 AM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04/12/2007, Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >> I'm not sure what you mean by "rhetoric" here
> > >
> > > Rhetoric is something said more for effect than for its informational
> > > value - humour and irony are forms of rhetoric. (They can still have
> > > informational value, but it's generally of secondary importance to the
> > > effect of the statement.)
> >
> > Ah, that explains my confusion -- you were using a nonstandard
> > definition of "rhetoric."
> No... I don't think so: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rhetoric

I do think in point of fact Mike has the better of you here.

If you mean definition two in wiktionary, that one is the
vulgar use of the word.

The standard meaning of rhetoric is outlined in good
depth, not at wiktionary, but at the wikipedia article:


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]

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