Wednesday, September 20, 2006


A parenthesis is an explanatory or qualifying word, clause, or sentence inserted into a passage with which it does not necessarily have any grammatical connection. It is usually marked off by brackets, dashes, or commas.
e.g: Adam, a professional rain dancer, did not believe in the President.

Metaphorically speaking, 'parenthetics' would combine parenthesis with a lot of general jumping around. It therefore stands for creative ramblings, random meanderings, descriptions remotely connected but tangential to the topic at hand. It would also denote the way I like to write (a lot of nothing in brackets). If you are one for concise don't-waste-my-time 5 point strategies, you have probably already exhausted your patience.


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