Aprosdoketon [Noun.]


A figure of speech where an expected word in an idiom is replaced unexpectedly by an unusual one, as in Rome wasn’t built in a teacup. By extension, any surprising use or interpretation of language.

2 thoughts on “Aprosdoketon [Noun.]

  1. George: Students can’t clean. It’s anathema. – They don’t like it.
    Jerry: How long have you been waiting to squeeze that into a conversation?

    Seinfeld (The Statue)

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