No.The order of the phrases on both sides of "not to mention" is important, isn't it?
No.There must be some difference, a difference that leads one to be be considered natural but not the other.
Apophasis is a rhetorical device wherein the speaker or writer brings up a subject by either denying it, or denying that it should be brought up. Accordingly, it can be seen as a rhetorical relative of irony.
With this rhetorical device, we put the more surprising entity after not to mention, don't we?
No, not necessarily - the additional items can equally be a list that has suddenly occurred to the speaker, or a list of things that he will not be discussing; it can also be used to introduce something irrelevant that might be of interest to the listener.With this rhetorical device, we put the more surprising entity after not to mention, don't we?