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Word For The Day, Thursday, December 13, 2012 cathexis
dictionaries ad nauseam | 13 December 2012 | Thursday's sub

Posted on 12/13/2012 4:44:27 AM PST 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".

cathexis \kuh-THEK-sis\ noun
investment of mental or emotional energy in a person, object, or idea

Example sentences:
"The veil that hides Laura and her eyes, her hair, her smile (and its counterpart, the glove that veils her hand) becomes the object of Petrarch's cathexis...."
— From an essay by Margaret Brose in the 2010 book The Body in Early Modern Italy

"The plot of this French film diverges from ... most American film we are force-fed in that it deals powerfully with subject matter that counts. It treats an almost unrecognized aspect of WWII in Europe, eliciting a strong cathexis from the viewer, who learns so much that he never knew before this celluloid feast."
— From an article by Marion DS Dreyfus in American Thinker, April 8, 2012

Etymology:
You might suspect that "cathexis" derives from a word for "emotion," but in actuality the key concept is "holding." "Cathexis" comes to us by way of New Latin (Latin as used after the medieval period in scientific description or classification) from the Greek word "kathexis," meaning "holding." It can ultimately be traced back (through "katechein," meaning "to hold fast, occupy") to the Greek verb "echein," meaning "to have" or "to hold." "Cathexis" first appeared in print in 1922 in a book about Freud's psychological theories (which also established the plural as "cathexes," as is consistent with Latin), and it is still often used in scientific and specifically psychological contexts.

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
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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1 posted on 12/13/2012 4:44:28 AM PST 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 12/13/2012 4:45:31 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

3 posted on 12/13/2012 4:55:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Having some coffee cathexis right now to help me get my cathexis going for the day so I can deal with my credit card bills cathexis later in the month.


4 posted on 12/13/2012 4:55:19 AM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: secret garden

My Intensely Morose Cathexis over the State of My Nation is in Dire Need of some kind of catharsis.


5 posted on 12/13/2012 5:00:57 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Uncle Lonny
A for you and welcome to WFTD!
6 posted on 12/13/2012 5:24:00 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Have you met my mystical Siamese, Doctor Strange? Every day, this cathexis another dog in the neighbourhood. Some dog owners are quite annoyed.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 5:24:20 AM PST by SAJ (What is the next tagline some overweening mod will censor?)
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To: left that other site
Good morning and A for you.
8 posted on 12/13/2012 5:25:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SAJ
Interesting usage. A for you.
9 posted on 12/13/2012 5:26:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
The illigitmate occupier of the White House has been our cathexis for the past 4 years while our attention should have been directed to those who put him there -- one of the largest coalitions in the voting public: the unchurched. My point is that our moral outrage at his actions falls upon deaf years if we are expecting them to be outraged when they do not share the same belief system.
10 posted on 12/13/2012 5:34:31 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
"Rise and shine!"

To rise and shine.

To have and hold.

To cathexis and catharsis.

.

And then to work, all necessary morning ablutions completed.

11 posted on 12/13/2012 5:37:41 AM PST by NicknamedBob ("P" for present, "C" for coal, right, Bernard?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A for you. Would you like more outrage this morning? The govt won't allow Congress to know anything about the survivors of Benghazi, who are still recuperating and being hidden.
12 posted on 12/13/2012 5:42:08 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NicknamedBob

A for you. You owe, you owe, so off to work you go!


13 posted on 12/13/2012 5:43:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Arrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhh! (And thanks for the ribbon.)


14 posted on 12/13/2012 5:52:03 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: secret garden
Here's a great example of why cathexis in politics is misplaced.
15 posted on 12/13/2012 6:13:11 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: NeoCaveman

Plus, they just annoy you to no end. A+ for you.


16 posted on 12/13/2012 6:22:12 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

I do find it hilarious. Jeb said something stupid in a fit of RINOness. Sorry Charlie quoted him accurately. Now Jeb turns around and whines.

See what happens when you give aid and comfort to the enemy, Mr. Bush?


17 posted on 12/13/2012 6:38:05 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: secret garden

Barack has become my cathexis
Everything that he does truly vexes
If taxes go higher
I’ll move and retire
And hope for secession in Texas


18 posted on 12/13/2012 6:48:51 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 suppose if I were like Ron Swanson and had married and divorced two women with the same name, and their names were “Cathy,” then they would be my Cathexes.


19 posted on 12/13/2012 7:08:20 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A++ for you because I love Texas.


20 posted on 12/13/2012 7:14:48 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

I have friends who are married and have the same first name. Tracy. And yes, they are a male and female. A for you.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 7:17:16 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Cat hexes can entail a high degree of cathexis...

22 posted on 12/13/2012 7:34:55 AM PST by mikrofon (Catatonic)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

LMAO! There are more of us natives than you’d care to think hoping for that...


23 posted on 12/13/2012 8:16:19 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

Nothing succeeds like secession.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 8:24:04 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

It was above freezing by the time I went to the woods-heat wave!

I think all the cathexis over
Petraeus and his secret lover
Would better bring truth to light
If it was focused on the cover-

The stories here, deceptions there
All without any logic or rhyme
Except it happens that the Bengazi
Murders happened at the same time

Obama’s minions aren’t thinking
As they sneak down Nixon’s track-
Once there is a coverup scandal
There is no way to walk it back...

Kitty boy is asleep in the sun as always-creature of habit to the end, it seems-ate two bites, drank water and made his way slowly to his favorite spot in the sun. I really have to admire his determination to end it his way...

I’ve got to deliver an estimate to a customer so snooty she makes me want to scream-waste of time, but we don’t have any other bids right now, and my compadre can’t talk to her at all, lest he start throwing F-bombs and tools-back later...


25 posted on 12/13/2012 8:43:03 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My fondest hope would be that it would drive the liberals to California and points north when there was no more DHS, etc to pass out government cheese...


26 posted on 12/13/2012 8:48:49 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Texan5

If at first you don’t seceed, try, and try again.


27 posted on 12/13/2012 10:24:50 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: mikrofon

Cats have staff, not owners. A+ for you.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 10:55:01 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Texan5

There are huge differences between the Nixon problem and Benghazi. No one died at Watergate and the media were anxious to bring the truth to light and get rid of the people responsible. Not this time. A+ for you. I hope the bid goes well.


29 posted on 12/13/2012 10:58:47 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
Little Susie was dreaming of Santa, images of foreign adventures kept her awake...including the position of Secretary of State. She hadn't counted on being on Santa's Naughty List. Everywhere she turned she heard "Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi....it was all so racist... ..........so 4 people died, who cares they were white.....she had spent the last 4 years and invested all her cathexis into Barack Obama...telling lies for him which caused her to land on the Naugty List....and because of this Grinch, who got on her case........but what could he do? He lost to Obama back in '08, he'll fail again - it is his fate. Then along came BarrackaClaus...and then what to her wondering eyes did appear, but the big guy himself with a promise to her.......with a wink and a nod he lead her to believe that the Senate was his and she sighed with relief....she'd get her wish, it was payback time....as he hurried along she heard him call out...... presents for all.......as he strode out of sight.
30 posted on 12/13/2012 11:40:58 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

A+++!


31 posted on 12/13/2012 12:00:28 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
This 45 yo loser's cathexis almost cost the Beeb his man-bits (if indeed the Beeb has them) and his life.
32 posted on 12/13/2012 12:04:54 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Yikes. A+ for you.


33 posted on 12/13/2012 12:21:27 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

OMG I had an enormous tub of cashews to use in making Chex mix and cannot find it, texted xsbaby to ask her father if he’d eaten the entire thing (he picked her up for me today) and he was proud to say he had. So he has to stop at the store to replace it for me. What an HUGE pig he is!


34 posted on 12/13/2012 12:36:31 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
You should make the sweet chex mix - it is a huge hit around here!

You just mix together all sorts of sweet things like turtle chex mix, fiddle faddle, caramel covered bugels, chocolate covered pretzels, chocolate covered nuts, etc.

35 posted on 12/13/2012 12:45:35 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (The DNC loves abortion so much they will now be called the D&C)
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To: secret garden

Thank you!

I’m hoping that because there are pissed and grief stricken families, and because there likely are too many witnesses in at least two countries to hush up/buy off the truth will out eventually. Even if the fact-hiders are out of office by that time, I’m pretty sure they can still be charged. Cover ups always come undone, eventally-I just hope someone pays the price this time...


36 posted on 12/13/2012 12:46:43 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

How enormous?


37 posted on 12/13/2012 12:48:58 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Women really like salty and sweet together. Men, not so much.


38 posted on 12/13/2012 12:58:47 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5
It's not likely to happen with this administration and the lapdog media.
39 posted on 12/13/2012 1:00:03 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

How on earth did he eat an entire tub of nuts and not get the indigestion attack from hell? He must have a titanium digestive system.

MrT5 used to eat mass quantities of pistacio nuts without ill effects-it made me gag to watch. From the time I first knew him, whenever he was on base for anything but work, he’d go to the commissary and buy 2 pounds of the things...


40 posted on 12/13/2012 1:02:51 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

On that note, Rold Gold makes these star shaped pretzels dipped in peppermint white chocolate that had people raving at my book club meeting. Sweet, salty, and minty, the trifecta of delicious.


41 posted on 12/13/2012 1:06:00 PM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Perhaps not-but they will be waiting for the other shoe to fall, and that tends to make people careless, as does constantly being “watched over and taken care of”, as Nemesis always says regarding his enemies...


42 posted on 12/13/2012 1:09:09 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: secret garden; SoothingDave

Ick-I’m sure I’m weird, but the thought of that is enough to make me shudder-I don’t like salt much, I don’t like sweet at all, never mind the combination. I do like mint-fresh from the yard as a garnish or flavoring, as a tea, etc...


43 posted on 12/13/2012 1:20:30 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; SoothingDave

My SIL makes the sweet kind for my kids, I don’t care for it. And since the soother gave me permission a few years back to make it like I like with no wheat Chex and only cashews etc its much better! Honestly I’m not sure why I felt wedded to the recipe until he said that, but he freed me. Instead of pretzels I use the flat pretzel chips. And it was about a pound and a half of cashews.


44 posted on 12/13/2012 1:26:29 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; SoothingDave

A pound and a half!!! And he really didn’t need a case of Tums to go with it?

I like the sound of the pretzel chips and no chex mixture-who has the recipe, please?


45 posted on 12/13/2012 1:32:11 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: Texan5

I just use rice and corn chex, mini pretzels and cashews.

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/original-chex-party-mix/2c7708d0-f7ba-423c-954c-128da4606f02

Here’s the basic recipe. I use the same flavoring, but use about 4 cups each of cereal, 1 cup of pretzels and 2 cups of cashews.


46 posted on 12/13/2012 1:35:59 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Texan5

Oh, and no microwaving. Set the oven to 250 F and melt the margarine in a big old roasting pan.

When melted, mix in the Worcester and other spices, then toss everything else in.

Bake for one hour, mixing every 15 minutes.


47 posted on 12/13/2012 1:40:08 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden; xsmommy

I just tried on a few drops of perfume, and now I smell like Black Flag para hormigas. I ordered the perfume I wear most in winter, and a free sample of this other one came with it-so I dabbed a bit of it on.


48 posted on 12/13/2012 1:40:25 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: SoothingDave

Thank you-that does sound yummy for a snack-I’m gonna try it over the holidays.


49 posted on 12/13/2012 1:43:31 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

You once was blind, but now you see! ;-)


50 posted on 12/13/2012 1:47:40 PM PST by SoothingDave
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