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For some reason, my wife started the morning today by saying, jestingly, ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen…’. I responded by saying, ‘You know why that’s a nice beginning to a speech?’, thinking of the tricolon with an additional syllable added to each word. Always one to poke fun at the geek-in-residence, she responded in turn by asking, ‘Because it’s in the pedantic diameter?’
UPDATE: I guess I should note that the ‘syllabic additionalism’ continues in the next phrase, ‘lend me your ears’. Nice, Will.