Implicature – Wikipedia


A (to passer by): I am out of gas.
B: There is a gas station round the corner.

A: Where does Gérard live?
B: Somewhere in the South of France. +> B does not want to say where exactly Gérard lives.

A lot of conversation on Facebook, news and Youtube political commentators, gravitate around creating/expressing a theory about implicature by using their theory to explicate* the implicature.

* May I never say “explicate” again. I don’t even know if it’s a word.
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