Name that Word
August 29, 2013 11:08 AM Subscribe
What word describes a statement where the second clause negates the first?
posted by Dolley to writing & language (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
"We hate the food in the cafeteria and we won't eat it, and there isn’t nearly enough of it."
What word describes the type of sentence above? The second clause doesn't merely contradict the first, but really negates it. I'm know it's not paraprosdokian or oxymoron, but my google-fu is lacking on this one and I can't find the correct word. I'm sure it won't take the hive mind any time at all to tell me the correct answer. TIA.