Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, March 5, 2012-- phatic
Posted on 03/05/2012 5:07:59 AM PST by xsmommy
Word For The Day, Monday, 3/5/12
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".
denoting speech used to express or create an atmosphere of shared feelings, goodwill, or sociability rather than to impart information: phatic communion.
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
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....
Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!
Here is my example with WFTD.
Will Obama's phatic campaign rhetoric carry the day?
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
No pushing at the door please!
Come to class, it’s time.
Hopefully, Rush won’t restrict his future commentary to be phatic to the pheminazis.
A+++ is that one of those “pull my finger” gags? ; )
A+++ i am not remotely sure of what to make over the Rush flap. Why did he apologize? the advertisers abandoning him are just plain stupid IMO.
The Kenyan version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors?”
i know you guys all remember our very first dog, Darby. CJ knew him intimately, since he met him in person, when Darby tried to remove CJ’s family jewels from his person... Well we had lost touch with the trainer from the Old Town School for Dogs who took him for me. I’d learned, since Jules matriculated there recently, that Linda had moved to NC. Well Sat PM i got a sad email from her. She wrote to inform me that they’d had to put Darby down last week, bc they’d discovered a fast-growing cancer a few months back. He was good right up until they put him down, she said and she included a pic taken last week. I was sad to learn of his passing and cried some tears for him. I was very grateful to her for letting us know, and for having taken him for us 9 years or so ago.
either that or they are just throwing gang signs!
His apology was actually crafted well. He did not back down from his “Position” that Government should not have to pay for people to have recreational sex, he just apologized for the word “slut”. (Now I would like to see Bill Maher apologize for calling Sarah a MUCH WORSE thing.)
Anyway, the sponsors are showing their true colors. Hopefully, others will “Rush” in to take their place.
Phatic is, as phatic does.
Oh that’s sad. My big dog is in his sunset years. His time with us has gone quickly.
yes, i noticed that, but hasn’t Rush said incendiary things before, why apologize now for this one? is there something different about the word slut that merited an apology? i am just asking, bc i haven’t followed the controversy in any depth, and i am curious.
He used the wrong word anyway. A woman who wants to be paid for sex is a prostitute. He should have called it correctly.
losing our pets is so very hard.
Yo, he phat(ic) ...he phat(ic)!
Well, to a “gentleman” the word is very rude and supremely insulting to a woman. Although Rush has said many “incendiary” things before, I believe that deep down this may have offended his own sensibilities, as he is, at the core, “Old School”.
I don’t use the word at all, and used to cringe when I heard it even on SNL’s “Point/Counterpoint” (Jane, you ignorant slut). However, the words that Maher used are EVEN WORSE and he has never apologized. It’s a profound double standard.
Why does this President think it’s phatic advice for the Israelis to revert to the 1967 borders and surrender their arms to enemies at their borders? Is it his Islamic upbringing?
1923; probably < Greek phat ( ós ) spoken, capable of being spoken (verbid of phánai to speak; compare prophet) + -ic; coined (in phrase phatic communion ) by Bronislaw Malinowski
hm, i use it a fair amount because i find it an accurate descriptor for a fair number of people, male and female.
A+++ ok, phattie! ; )
I agree with you 100%. I don’t use those words because I think they’re very offensive.
i think you may be correct A+++
I don’t subscribe to “PC” or anything like that. I just try to temper my own speech patterns to be dignified. I don’t think that “four letter words” are a “sin”, but I don’t use them because they sound vulgar and ignorant. There are other, more effective ways to express oneself without them, and sometimes it is far more devastating to the opposition.
Perhaps that is why Rush apologized. Maybe he was, in effect, apologizing to HIMSELF for using a vulgarism, when it would have been much more effective if he had used a witty, devastating bonmot to describe this person. I guess his use of the word “slut” was a fluke.
ha, ha. ;^)
Everyone must conduct themselves as they are comfortable doing. i have zero problem with four letter words and i do not think it connotes a lack of vocabulary to use them, as i know plenty of smart people with big vocabularies who can use them most effectively. i like language of all types and i think that salty language is no less appropriate, depending of course on the setting and your companions.
Well I can understand the setting and companions part.
After all, I have been a “serious” BIKER for 40 years! LOL!
I don’t condemn anyone for “salty” language. It’s just not my style, I guess.
Thank you! :-)
in the legal community we deal in language as our stock in trade and there are just times when vulgarisms are called for ; ) it’s not for lack of knowing other words. Obviously not for use in briefs or the courtroom : )
A time and place for everything...definitely NOT in the Courtroom! LOL!
You know what they say:
Profanity is the crutch of the inarticulate mother#$%er.
pshhhh, yeah right, they do say that and they are wrong LOL!
not in court, not in church and not in front of your parents, but elsewhere, why the F not? ; )
Speaking of things that spark profanity, what has happened to your team? Is it the weight gain of the captain? Does he need Greenie’s personal trainer?
Judge: Madame, are your trying to show contempt for this court???
Mae West: No, Judge, I am trying very hard to CONCEAL it!
and most especially why not the F word, which is just some arbitrarily designated BAD WORD. someone could decide that SNORK is just even worse than the F word and prohibit its use etc. as obscene. Now i am very bothered by and do not take Jesus name in vain. THAT i totally understand being offensive.
I enjoy profanity as much as the next guy, but don’t enjoy it overheard in a restaurant or on a bus. There is a time and a place for everything.
Rush’s resort to insult made the story about him instead of the audacity of demanding things for free.
sore subject, but thanks for asking : )
Those are our conventions. We need strong words for strong times. When used all of the time, they lose their ability to impact.
Even South Park did an episode about this!
Remember the movie Fargo? When the customer was getting the treatment about the undercoating and how he was going to have to pay more for his new car than they had agreed upon. He writes the check, but also spits out some profanity. You know he doesn’t use those words often, but saves them up for these types of occasions.
and that’s precisely what he apologized for, as i understand it.
My son wanted me to meet him at the Newman Center at BU for mass Sunday night, so, after already having gone to mass Saturday night, I reluctantly went. Boy, what a surprise. It was standing room only, the place was filled with students. They had a choir complete with violin, all were students. There were less than a dozen adults there....I mean old people. During the consecration those standing dropped to their knees and all bowed their heads. They were reverent and attentive. After mass the priest requested they all say 3 Hail Marys and they did....on their knees. I left there inspired for the future of my church. After mass as we walked out, they were the most decent BU students I had ever met.
The years I worked overnight at Wegmans I met the worst of them. Refreshing to meet the best.
that is really good to hear!!
it takes an inspirational priest who requires such reverance, and i think MANY young people can be brought back to the church.