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Word For The Day, Thursday, November 1, 2012 - bathetic
dictionaries ad nauseam | 1 November 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 11/01/2012 4:40:58 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".

bathetic \buh-THET-ik\, adjective
Displaying or characterized by insincere emotions: the bathetic emotionalism of soap operas.

Example sentences:
The bathetic quality of "instant cliche" endings is to some extent counterbalanced by the kind of ending which combines plot-contortion with climactic enlightenment…
-- Heterocosms, Heterocosms

Attempts to capture the awe and pain of dying can often, alas, come out sounding either bathetic or satiric.
-- Nancy Kress, Characters, Emotion and Viewpoint

Etymology:
Based on the more common word pathetic, bathetic entered English in the 1830s. It comes from the Greek word bathos which meant "depth."

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 Threads:

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!


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1 posted on 11/01/2012 4:41:05 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 11/01/2012 4:42:30 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; MoochPooch; ...

Rise and shine!


3 posted on 11/01/2012 4:43:35 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Obama’s bathetic tour of the devastated Jersey Shore looked wimpy, rather than Presidential yesterday.


4 posted on 11/01/2012 4:48:16 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden

Christie’s bathetic pandering to the “Lyin King” was pathetic. Even the democrat governors of neighboring states did not succumb to the temptation.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 4:52:12 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Loud Mime

New student ping!


6 posted on 11/01/2012 4:52:18 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you, F for politics as usual.
7 posted on 11/01/2012 4:53:33 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site
A for you and I agree completely. It was unnecessary to get funding to rebuild.
8 posted on 11/01/2012 4:54:43 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Our bathetic POTUS visited New Jersey yesterday........he enjoyed a swim.
9 posted on 11/01/2012 4:57:13 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: secret garden

The Obama Regime: from the “Audacity of Hope” to the bathos of despair in four short years!


10 posted on 11/01/2012 4:59:30 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

The Obama campaign has descended into bathos.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 5:02:52 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Government creates nothing" - Romney, 2012)
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To: secret garden

bathsaltetic


12 posted on 11/01/2012 5:08:18 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is Everything.)
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To: secret garden
It seems the pathetic Sen Bob Menendez, D-NJ, champion of women's rights and equal pay, has proven a bathetic candidate since now 2 women in the Dominican Republic have come forth to exclaim that not only did he pay them (separately) for sex, but that he underpaid them. He promised $500 each, but only gave them $100 for their efforts.

Senator! Underpaying minority women to do a job that American women wouldn't do. Tsk tsk tsk!!

13 posted on 11/01/2012 5:21:01 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: theDentist

Sen. Menendez, D/NJ, was interviewed and said the Secret Service men involved in shameful trysts with S.American hookers should be fired. Will he fire himself?


14 posted on 11/01/2012 5:22:57 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: tioga
A+ for you. Did you see this?
15 posted on 11/01/2012 5:26:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
They are audacious, salacious, and not at all perspicacious. A for you.
16 posted on 11/01/2012 5:31:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I did. That was awesome. I am still confident Obama is going down in a landslide.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: agere_contra

Let their descent continue. A for you.


18 posted on 11/01/2012 5:32:29 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
...this was funny....
19 posted on 11/01/2012 5:32:43 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Tricksy word.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 5:34:52 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: theDentist

Yes, but he’s from a democrat state so they’ll overlook it. A for you.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 5:36:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: tioga

so cute, i had to send it to paula, she’s an ob/gyn.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 5:36:34 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: theDentist

saw Drudge teasing it last night but went to bed before the big reveal.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 5:38:11 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

And when will the media question the ozero campaign about him? They were all over Romney about what candidates were saying but they were only running for office, not senators.


24 posted on 11/01/2012 5:38:31 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

The Three Musketeers of liberalism: BATHOS, PATHOS, & FAT HOs.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 5:56:51 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (Benghazi murders due to spontaneous riot over a video. Or terrorism. Depends on the day.)
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To: xsmommy

Last night Beck called out the network news people who he knows have the damaging emails that Newt was talking about.

He said that if this story comes out later, after the election from some other source, that he will reveal who was keeping the lid on this before the election.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 5:57:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

It is unbelievable how they think they can cover for him, they need to be stripped of this power over outcomes completely, once and for all. I hope whoever knows who has them brings every ounce of pressure to bear on them that they possibly can.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 6:00:08 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: tioga

I sent that out to my L&D friends just now!


28 posted on 11/01/2012 6:01:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You just made the spouse spew his latte! That’s worth an A+ at the very least!


29 posted on 11/01/2012 6:03:46 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Bathetic: How to use athletic equipment to combat bloodsucking parasites. (this method is also effective against hippies)
30 posted on 11/01/2012 6:10:51 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Cowman

A for creativity.


31 posted on 11/01/2012 6:16:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

As Obama stands and delivers multiple promises from his presidential podium, his minions swoon over his magnificent oratory and their faith in the better times he promises; yet, the wise citizens recognize his bathetic presentation as the tool of seduction used by all tyrants.


32 posted on 11/01/2012 6:17:42 AM PDT by Loud Mime (What really matters?)
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To: secret garden; tioga; xsmommy

While washing the kids, and now the granded kids, the bathetic screams (of joy?) as they get lathered up then thoroughly douched out by buckets of water to rinse off “everything” are as much fun to hear as to they are to produce.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 6:18:13 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: tioga; theDentist
from another thread...

LOL!


34 posted on 11/01/2012 6:22:23 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
NOT bathetic.
35 posted on 11/01/2012 6:25:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I am guessing in sheer #s, the Christian vote trumps the gay vote.


36 posted on 11/01/2012 6:30:52 AM PDT by tioga (Obama 1st term brought to you by the letter O and the # 16tril. Will not be renewed.)
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To: xsmommy

Great article.

I would have liked to have seen more from Catholics when it comes to opposing this POTUS. We may not have had a chance to vote against Henry VIII but we can against Obama and that’s the next best thing.


37 posted on 11/01/2012 6:32:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: secret garden

Bathetic

I took a path pathetic to the creek for a bath bathetic. And under the sky, so cold was I that I left quite energetic.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 6:35:05 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: NeoCaveman; secret garden

we hear plenty opposition from the Catholics, it’s the CINOs that are the problem, and the ones supporting the Obams. it’s just unfortunate there are the # of CINOs that there are. Why they don’t just run to those anglican or episcopal churches that SUPPORT the policies they love, i have no idea. SG i know your church does not, but as a denomination, Episopals at the top are in line with the CINO thinking on social issues, more so than the Pope and Catholic church hierarchy.


39 posted on 11/01/2012 6:37:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I have a friend in Florida whose Catholic church must be all “social justice” all the time. It’s very sad.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 6:40:33 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: xsmommy

I’m putting my final electoral vote total at 295 (OH, WI, NH, IA, CO).

After that would be 311 (MI), and then 331 (PA)


41 posted on 11/01/2012 6:44:46 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: NeoCaveman

you’ve come a long way, eeyore ; )


42 posted on 11/01/2012 6:46:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

We was losing for a while.

Or at the very least there was a good probablilty of loss.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 6:48:45 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: Loud Mime

A for you!


44 posted on 11/01/2012 6:57:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman

But have you bought any champagne yet?


45 posted on 11/01/2012 7:00:11 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

A+ for the encouraging news.


46 posted on 11/01/2012 7:10:07 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

A for you!


47 posted on 11/01/2012 7:12:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: left that other site

I was amused that Bloomburg specifically asked Obama to stay out of NYC. Good show.

Remember, when Bush had the good sense to fly over N.O. in the days after Katrina, rather than landing and stressing out the security forces, he was lambasted from here to Timbuktu.


48 posted on 11/01/2012 7:14:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

The difference being, we are more like the Baptists, in that it is almost a franchise mentality, with each diocese having their own take on matters of the church. I’m in an orthodox one with an orthodox bishop and we don’t answer to any other hierarchy.


49 posted on 11/01/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

The CINOs would fit in better with the wacky Unitarians.


50 posted on 11/01/2012 7:18:26 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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