Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 08:29:25 -0500 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: RhetORic >Lynne wrote: >> >>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? > >Seth 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. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]