, a rhetorical device that involves bringing up a subject by either denying it or pretending to pass over it.

This is a clever way to draw attention to something while maintaining a veneer of detachment.

A political might say,

“I won't even mention the fact that my opponent was late to the !”

This highlights the lateness while pretending not to.

In public speaking, can subtly emphasize points without making them the main of your speech. Use in persuasive or political speaking to make a point while feigning diplomacy.