December 11, 2009

In case you were wondering....

If you ever wonder what's wrong with me, it's my parents' fault.

Take, for instance, this email from my father today:

"Just realized your zip code is a chiasmus -- a literary device worked into the structure of the gospel of Luke -- quite esoteric for a biblical scholar to have noted --not a literal chiasmus, but a conceptual one. A verbal pattern (a type of antithesis) in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the first with the parts reversed. Essentially the same as antimetabole. (Note that a chiasmus includes anadiplosis, but not every anadiplosis reverses itself in the manner of a chiasmus.) Adjective: chiastic."

Love ya too Daddy!

7 comments:

Lianna said...

Oooooooohhhhh...I now have a headache. :P

Brandie said...

That explains a lot!

Your big sister said...

Wow. He never writes me notes like that! [pout]

rx said...

This explains EVERYTHING. at least for Chris :D

exnyers said...

wow.

soontobemomof9 said...

uh... hhhmmm. Who knew?! :)

exnyers said...

um... speechless.