What is an acronym for litotes?
Litotes are ironic understatements where an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary.
Common examples of litotes include:
- Not bad at all.
- You won't be sorry!
- It is not uncommon.
Unfortunately for your question, there is no acronym for litotes. However, if you are looking for a handy way to remember what litotes are, look no further!
Think of litotes as "light quotes" , because they are small little sayings we use in our everyday life.
I remember litotes by thinking of them as "lie totes". I like to imagine that I am carrying a little "lie tote", waiting to use a couple of litotes if I wish.
Either of these mnemonics can work for you. Good luck!