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Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 14, 2012-- alexithymia

Posted on 11/14/2012 4:16:27 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, November 14, 2012-- alexithymia

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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".

alexithymia {ey-lek-suh-thahy-mee-uh}

hear it pronounced

noun:
1. Inability to describe emotions in a verbal manner.
2. (Psychiatry.) Difficulty in experiencing, expressing, and describing emotional responses.

Etymology: Origin: The term alexithymia was coined by psychotherapist Peter Sifneos in 1973. The word comes from the Ancient Greek words λέξις (lexis, "diction", "word") and θυμός (thumos, "soul, as the seat of emotion, feeling, and thought") modified by an alpha-privative, literally meaning "without words for emotions".

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

After the election, I was struck dumb with alexithymia, unable to express my sadness that the Great American Experiment was over.

1 posted on 11/14/2012 4:16:33 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Here you go, early birds!
If anyone wants on (or off) the PING LIST, please let me know.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 4:18:19 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You have no idea how upset I’ve been since Nov 6. It is so bad I’ve been diagnosed with terminal alexithymia.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 4:20:35 AM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

” alexithymia”
Aw geee. I thought it was a word to describe all the girls that are madly in love with me.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 4:28:09 AM PST by AlexW
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My husband was struck with a paroxism of alexithymia
the morning after the election when he came to breakfast and found that (adding insult to injury) Tammy Baldwin (the leftist lesbian) had defeated former Gov. Tommy Thompson for the US Senate in Wisconsin. I think he shoullllllted something like, “Oh, S**t!”


5 posted on 11/14/2012 4:31:06 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: upchuck
A++

gold

We've all been somewhat speechless.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 4:34:05 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

shoullllllted=shouted

Off to the dentist again.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 4:35:02 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: AlexW
A+

silver

8 posted on 11/14/2012 4:35:20 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A++

bronze

Profanity is a reasonable reaction to the results of Election Day.

9 posted on 11/14/2012 4:37:32 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Everybody knows that the game is over
Everybody knows that the good guys lost
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 4:40:26 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Tagline X. Waiting to be given a new tagline.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

While i suffered from alexithymia after the election, the passing of my father-in-law yesterday has helped to put that into perspective a bit for me. It’s still an atrocity, and i’m still praying that the Mayans had it right, but i have been able to move on a bit from the trauma of 11.6.12.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 4:42:17 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

“A+”

Oh, thank you teacher.
I expected an F for being coy ;), or admonished for being
“dislexithemic” :)

I enjoyed the exercise, but now it is bedtimeathemic for Bonzo.
I look forward to more of your verbal exercises.


12 posted on 11/14/2012 4:44:44 AM PST by AlexW
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To: xsmommy

I am so sorry about your FIL. May he RIP. SG had us praying.

My only recourse has been to not watch TV and limit my computer time.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 4:47:12 AM PST by tioga (On suicide watch. 4 more years is too much.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Good morning.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 4:49:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

You have been in my prayers, xsmommy.

Please accept my condolences upon your loss.

It has been a horrible year.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 4:54:44 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: xsmommy

A++
Perspective is a wonderful thing.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 4:56:19 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

Hi, secret. I’ll be traveling the next couple of weeks, but I should be able to do my Wednesday duties with the help of my trusty (Version 1) iPad.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:33 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: AlexW

that’s so funny, i often use the phrase it’s bedtime for Bonzos, when i put my dogs in their room for the night.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 4:58:33 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: tioga

Thanks, it’s been a rough couple of weeks.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 4:59:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: left that other site

Thank you.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 5:00:20 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Holler if you need a sub. My Wednesday mornings are back to normal for the next month at least.


21 posted on 11/14/2012 5:00:40 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

maybe you can do a tutorial on how to do that from an ipad? it’s not immediately obvious to me how to save a document so as to pull it up to post to a thread.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 5:02:34 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
Holler if you need a sub.

Thanks. I'll keep that in mind, but I should be okay.

23 posted on 11/14/2012 5:14:01 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

I have already set up the words for the next two weeks and put them into WORD documents, which I mailed to myself. I can open the documents on the iPad, and then copy and paste the relevant sections onto my FreeRepublic post. The copy/paste on the iPad is a pain, since “selecting” a section relies on grabbing a corner of the selection box and moving it to the desired beginning/end of the section. Otherwise, it’s no big deal.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 5:18:46 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

yes, i guess it was the cutting and pasting that is problematic, i will have to practice the corner grabbing and moving to the end, bc i have only mastered the SELECT ALL and that is hard to work with.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 5:25:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

You could use the SELECT ALL feature and copy the whole thing to the FreeRepublic Post, and then just backspace to delete the extraneous parts.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 5:30:12 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
It's enough to give me alexithymia, to read the arguments about what works and what doesn't to sway the Mexican vote. Perhaps if Romney had advertised in Mexico, which ozero did, it might have had some influence.
27 posted on 11/14/2012 5:31:57 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Alexithymia

As we might say to a watch maker with a hammer: Break it down into parts. So here we go with that same fine sense of a buffaloe herd in a garden patch.

Alexi with her sister Disalexi we know as the “Dis Sisters”.

Thy is old fashioned talk for “your’re” or something.

Mia is how Grandma at the Eye-tellyun restaurant says “me”.

There you go, alexithymia, alexi thy mia, Grandma Alexi talking to herself in the mirror after too many glasses of the house wine.


28 posted on 11/14/2012 5:39:56 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

You have my condolences.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:34 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

A++
It seems as if alexithymia would be the normal response to the election results. Any conservative who could just go about his daily business on November 7th would be certifiable.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 5:44:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

It sounds like a useful tool for watching movies. If editing text is that difficult.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 5:44:32 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I know I am still upset about the outcome. I like your new tag.


32 posted on 11/14/2012 5:47:03 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

A++
Your analysis has rendered me speechless.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 5:50:08 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: SoothingDave

Thanks.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 5:52:26 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

I really think I do not care anymore. These are not my countrymen. This is nothign but a polygot boarding house.

Burn it to the ground.

See if I care.


35 posted on 11/14/2012 5:53:27 AM PST by NeoCaveman (Tagline X. Waiting to be given a new tagline.)
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To: SoothingDave

The iPad is okay for a little bit of text editing, but it is a pain if there is a lot involved. We’ve all become so dexterous on the computer with clicking and holding the left mouse button down and dragging it to highlight text. It is obviously going to be a different story without a mouse. A small box gets highlighted, and then you have to drag those little corners
to the desired location. It is great for movies, and the apps keep my grandchildren entertained.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 5:55:15 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden
I like your new tag.

Thanks.

37 posted on 11/14/2012 5:56:43 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I played with one in a store one time. Went to FR and tried to post something. I could put the focus on a box and type there, but if I made a mistake there was no apparent way to move the cursor so you could type in the middle of the string. A few arrow keys on the pop-up keyboard would have done the trick.


38 posted on 11/14/2012 6:03:57 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Teacher has some errands to run, and then a lunch engagement. I will grade any new entries when I return.


39 posted on 11/14/2012 6:40:47 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2959204/posts?page=18

Those of you hoping that they’d come out with a Pepsi that gave you diarrhea, this is your lucky day!

(If you live in Japan.)


40 posted on 11/14/2012 7:11:38 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: count-your-change

Kinda chokes me up too, like grandma’s cooking. But when we see the splinter in our neighbor’s eye we stick our finger right in and remove it... the splinter....usually.


41 posted on 11/14/2012 7:32:03 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: xsmommy

This must have been a horribly rough month for your family. I’m so sorry and hope getting to see him and say goodbye will be a little comfort in time.


42 posted on 11/14/2012 7:49:23 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A lot of NHL players seem to have a Alexithymia, but that’s probably because English is not their first language


43 posted on 11/14/2012 8:02:52 AM PST by mikrofon (Hockey, what's that ??)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

thank you, whyisa, we are doing ok. i think it worked out well, all things considered, in that there was an opportunity for a meaningful goodbye.


44 posted on 11/14/2012 8:11:11 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy

On election night, at the point where an obama win seemed likely, I had to go to bed, since I had a medical diagnostic procedure (requiring anesthesia) scheduled the next day. But I already felt a profound sense of disappointment and sadness in the pit of my stomach. Thus I had no alexithymia.

The next morning, I found out what had happened with the election. That only enforced my sense of disappointment and sadness. But I put it out of my mind so that I could go to the clinic. The results of the procedure were very positive.

Once the effects of the anesthetic wore off, and I tried to learn what had REALLY happened, my main emotion was anger at the likelihood that this election was “won” via massive voter fraud, including the disenfranchising of our brave troops overseas, who put their lives on the line to defend and protect us. Again no alexithymia.

There are certain things that happen to me in the Orthodox Church that have emotional content, but which I cannot describe in words. But this is not due to alexithymia, since these things are ineffable (another potential Word of the Day).

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ineffable

Tomorrow begins the Nativity Fast, on the Orthodox New Calendar. As is my practice, I will be fasting from posting on this forum—if I am indeed able. And I will be going to Holy Confession, including confessing sins relating to my internet posts.

However, PLEASE—in the meantime—PLEASE Governor Romney and Reince Priebus (my Orthodox Christian Brother, by the way)—DEMAND recounts in every state that has evidence of voter fraud. DEMAND that all military votes be counted!!!! Then we shall—against all odds—have a President in the While House in 2013—NOT a dictator who gained reelection by fraud and deceit!!!!


45 posted on 11/14/2012 10:28:17 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: mikrofon

A+++
They’re playing hookey instead of hockey.


46 posted on 11/14/2012 12:03:00 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Gloomy today again, but warmer-

Obama’s stupid press gaggle
Needs a little bit more paint
To make it somewhat factual
And not so much of a feint

That he experiences alexithymia
Is not to be believed at all-
He’s just channeling Nixon
And hoping not to take a fall

It didn’t work for Nixon, dude-
And it isn’t going to work for you
Your enemies have real money and power-
They’re patient, and see all you do...


47 posted on 11/14/2012 12:26:48 PM PST by Texan5 (No-actually, we do NOT all have to get along...)
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To: xsmommy
Xshub's former boss hit a milestone today and tweeted about it: The secy of senate informed the vote I cast on tues was my 11000 since my beginning and I hv not missed vote since 1993. 6500straight votes
Imagine that, someone who takes his job seriously. His colleagues could learn a lot from him.
48 posted on 11/14/2012 12:58:29 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Honorary Serb

Have a blessed Fast.


49 posted on 11/14/2012 12:58:54 PM PST by NeoCaveman (Tagline X. Waiting to be given a new tagline.)
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To: Texan5

Good one!!!!


50 posted on 11/14/2012 1:00:18 PM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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