"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Amphibology - or amphiboly - is an ambiguous grammatical construction; an ambiguity arising from the uncertain construction of a sentence.


  1. Wouldn't have guessed. My mind jumped to the conclusion that since it was you who posted it, it would turn out to have something to do with frogs (amphibians)!

  2. There really is a word for everything, isn't there?

    This is fascinating!