TIL: periphrastic

periphrasis • \puh-RIFF-ruh-sis\ • noun
1 : use of a longer phrasing in place of a possible shorter form of expression

2 : an instance of periphrasis

Examples:
“There are countless passages of asinine periphrasis: ‘The accelerant enzymes her image infuses in Bob create a chemical cocktail he can only counter with self-preservational condescension.’ As these examples suggest, the book is only intermittently comprehensible.” — James Marriott, The Times (London), 7 Apr. 2018

“Literary translation is challenging, and tends to work best when the translator has recourse to the amplifying and telescoping powers of periphrasis, poetic license, and, if it comes to it, a discreet footnote here or there. Few of these tools are at the disposal of the cinematic translator.” — Elias Muhanna, The New Yorker, 30 May 2014

I need this on a T-shirt and visible at all times.

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I agree, John Scalzi:

I don’t really expect Twitter or any other online service to be other than wildly flawed

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Crazy crowded
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The sad or crazy part is that these "nachos" triggered memories of sporting events long passed and the "food"
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Second lunch at #beerkeyaki
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Supply Chain Security

www.zdnet.com/article/schneider-electric-shipped-usb-drives-infested-with-malware/

USB flash drivers sent with Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor products, part of Schneider Electric’s solar power range, were “contaminated” during the manufacturing process, according to a security advisory released by the industrial equipment manufacturer.

Schneider Electric says that the USB media “may have been exposed to malware during manufacturing at a third-party supplier’s facility.”

Here’s the thing: people won’t remember who Conext is. They probably provide bits and bobs for a bunch of other companies, and this issue might impact those other companies (and consumers, obviously). But this will be associated with Schneider because they are they headliner.

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Got me a new haircut today, too
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The colors drew me in. Not they way I usually choose 🍺 #beerkeyaki
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in Saitama City for the #beerkeyaki beer festival. Next door is a boy band fan event for mostly young girls. Not sure which has the bigger crowd.
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