Litotes

“‘ell, Guv’nor, she’s really scrabbling around the bottom of the dictionary for it today, isn’t she?” “For what?” “For an ‘L word,’ that’s what. Litotes. What tha ‘ell is that?” “Well, it ain’t your everyday, commonplace little English word, that’s for sure.” And there you go: litotes – an ironic understatement that confirms an idea Read More …