Remember that time?

Figure of speech. As Myles Crawford regales his audience with a journalistic exploit, he peppers them with questions: "Remember that time?"; "Look at here. What did Ignatius Gallaher do?"; "Have you Weekly Freeman of 17 March? Right. Have you got that?"; "Have you got that? Right." Rhetoricians call directive questions of this kind anacoenosis––asking listeners for their opinions in a way that suggests their judgment will cohere with the speaker's.

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