Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, December 13, 2012 – cathexis
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
"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
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 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
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Rise and shine!
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.
My Intensely Morose Cathexis over the State of My Nation is in Dire Need of some kind of catharsis.
Have you met my mystical Siamese, Doctor Strange? Every day, this cathexis another dog in the neighbourhood. Some dog owners are quite annoyed.
To rise and shine.
To have and hold.
To cathexis and catharsis.
And then to work, all necessary morning ablutions completed.
A for you. You owe, you owe, so off to work you go!
Arrrrrrrrggggggggghhhhhhhh! (And thanks for the ribbon.)
Plus, they just annoy you to no end. A+ for you.
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?
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
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.
A++ for you because I love Texas.
I have friends who are married and have the same first name. Tracy. And yes, they are a male and female. A for you.
Cat hexes can entail a high degree of cathexis...
LMAO! There are more of us natives than you’d care to think hoping for that...
Nothing succeeds like secession.
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...
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...
If at first you don’t seceed, try, and try again.
Cats have staff, not owners. A+ for you.
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.
Yikes. A+ for you.
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!
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.
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...
Women really like salty and sweet together. Men, not so much.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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?
I just use rice and corn chex, mini pretzels and cashews.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you-that does sound yummy for a snack-I’m gonna try it over the holidays.
You once was blind, but now you see! ;-)