AWAD: hysteron proteron

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Nov 24 2000 - 08:08:57 MST

From: Wordsmith <>

hysteron proteron (HIS-tuh-ron PROT-uh-ron) noun

1. A figure of speech in which the natural or rational order of its
   terms is reversed, as in bred and born instead of born and bred.

2. The logical fallacy of assuming as true and using as a premise
   a proposition that is yet to be proved.

Westheimer's Discovery: A couple of months in the laboratory can
save a couple of hours in the library. -Frank H. Westheimer,
chemistry professor (1912- )



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