Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is when a word sounds like that which it describes.  Examples might be “Buzz” or “Rustle” or “Meow.”

I don’t know if there is a similar word which labels that which happens when a person describes something in such a way that his very description ends up being an example of that which he describes.  It’s sort of like circular logic in a way, I suppose.

Anyway, I observed this phenomenon in defintion number two for “Speak Truth To Power” over at urbandictionary.com.  It made me laugh.  Those on the left may not find it so amusing.  Of course, power rarely does when having truth spoken to it. 🙂

Cheers!

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