Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, Roctober 6, 2011 - hamartia
Posted on 10/06/2011 4:18:52 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
hamartia \hah-mahr-TEE-uh\ noun
Greed was the hamartia that ultimately brought down the protagonist.
"Kara Swisher, the co-executive editor of All Things D, also pointed out that being on TBS might be Conan's hamartia."
-- Michelle Castillo, CBSNEWS.com, August 23, 2011
"Harmartia" arose from the Greek verb "hamartanein," meaning "to miss the mark" or "to err." Aristotle introduced the term in the Poetics to describe the error of judgment which ultimately brings about the tragic hero's downfall. As you can imagine, the word is most often found in literary criticism. However, news writers occasionally employ the word when discussing the unexplainable misfortune or missteps of übercelebrities regarded as immortal gods and goddesses before being felled by their own shortcomings.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
The hamartia, otherwise known as Barack Hussein Obama, marched with the Black Panthers in 2007. ...and the MSM failed to print it.
“... news writers occasionally employ the word when discussing the unexplainable misfortune or missteps of übercelebrities regarded as immortal gods and goddesses before being felled by their own shortcomings.”
Political. Always political.
Leave 0bama alone!
I used to admire actor Morgan Freeman, until I discovered his harmartia of being an idiot libtard.
Narcissism is the hamartia of the obams.
And insanity is the hamartia of some of the Sarahbots. I honest to God just saw a thread saying this freeper still intends to pull the lever for her, with some cryptic Sun Tzu comment. oMG will the delusional never give up?
hat would have been my contribution (narcissism=hamartia=Obama). Thanks for posting. Now I don’t have to.
hat=That. This laptop always is doing THAT to me — leaving off the first letter of the first word. Arrrrggggghhhh!
"Hamartia! Hamartia! Hamartia!" was the cry, sibling jealousy her fatal flaw.
Hamartini — a cocktail whose tragic flaw is too much vermouth.
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