The YourDictionary editorial team is always on the lookout for new words in the media and everyday conversation. In 2015 there were many new words and phrases emerging and gaining popularity. The team has culled through those words to identify ten words and phrases that define the key issues and trends for the year. Our findings on the top 10 trending words are listed below.
Do you have a strong set of ethics or a strict moral code? At some point in your life, it’s likely you’ll come across a piece of writing or a speech that will appeal to your ethical perspective. When that happens, you’ll know the writer or speaker has employed the rhetorical device of ethos.
They’ll appeal to your sense of right and wrong, and elicit either a favorable or unfavorable response from you. Let’s talk a little bit more about this mode of persuasion, then dive into several examples of ethos in action.