Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 08:29:25 -0500
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: RhetORic
i've never lived in wisconsin, but my guess is that the guy knew the
word "rhetorical" and was basing the pronunciation on that.
Is one who engages in rhetoric a rhetor? And is the listener a rhetee?
Well, in Greek a rhetor is one who engages in rhetoric, yes, as a Latin
orator engages in what we now render as oratory.
The listener is the victim.
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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