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Word of the Day — May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013 - Scott Viau
conflation -kon-FLAY-shun - the combining of two or more ideas into one

Example: "In the NYorker, in an article on German art, Peter Schjeldahl said, 'The visual "music" of encrusted textures and ineffable (too great or extreme to be described in words) colors is as overwhelming as ever - Wagnerian in it conflation of the deathly with the ecstatic, on a scale as big as buildings.'"

 
 

 

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