Parenthetical

that literary construct designed to clarify otherwise shoddy prose by sandwiching morphemes between em-dashes, commas, or pairs of actual eponymous parentheses while blithely ignoring the sad constraint of the abstraction, which hypocritically declares its fin-de-cul-de-sac superiority by disdaining further similar clarification within the bounds of its punctuate limits, and whose ironic badge of dubious honor is that it can be wholly removed yet still render the sentence grammatically sound invisible


Use “parenthetical” in a sentence:
A penchant for the parenthetical
is a lazy way to compass clarity.

About Greg Wright

I have worn many hats as a writer and editor over the years. Unlike my scholarly and journalistic work from the "old days" at Hollywood Jesus, Past the Popcorn, or SeaTac Blog, the writing here is of a more overtly personal and spiritual nature. I hope it provokes you as much as it provokes me.
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