Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, August 15, 2013 – anatopism
Posted on 08/15/2013 4:41:31 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".
anatopism (uh-NAT-uh-piz-ehm) noun
The error of placing something out of its proper place; also something placed erroneously.
"The Bard is often accused of anatopism -- that is, getting his geography wrong. Why else would he, in The Taming of the Shrew, put a sailmaker in Bergamo, a landlocked city in Italy, ask critics?"
--D. Murali; Shakespeare, 'Literary Equivalent of an Electron'; The Hindu (Chennai, India); Dec 2, 2007.
"Homer may have taken some slight and temporary liberty with the facts, but it does not amount to the major anatopism that some commentators have found in it and should not be taken as evidence that Homer did not have firsthand knowledge of the area."
--John Victor Luce; Celebrating Homer's Landscapes; Yale University Press; 1998.
From Greek ana- (against) + topos (place). Anatopism is to place what anachronism is to time. Earliest documented use: 1812.
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!
i am here, thus i am anatopically correct ; )
Either Love is really that stupid, in which case it doesn’t look good for Obama to have kept him so close.
Or Love figures that people would find it adorable, like everything else that the One does.
Either way, it is appalling to those still capable of independent thought.
MSNBC committed anatopism with their map of Obama’s latest tour of NY and PA. They designated 4 cities on a map and misplaced all 4.
I still want to know where he what he was doing the night Benghazi was burned.
i was very taken aback to see it. i don’t recall LUV being on record about anything ever. so this really stood out.
I don’t believe any of what Love is saying in the thread you linked to.
I also don’t know why Love is talking now. But he better stay away from Ft. Marcy Park.
i just think it’s interesting and worth noting that he is suddenly talking. i don’t think it’s unauthorized either, so it makes you wonder what they are hoping to gain.
It’s a mystery to me. We must not be the intended audience.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
Obama’s repeated anatopism
Is evidence of his amateurism
The Gulf got three ports
That evoked some retorts
But Barry’s real clear on his communism
Did you see this?
oh how sweet, poor thing! i have never heard of a dog climbing a tree!
wonder if obams plays words with friends, hahahaha!
The National Review Editorial Board takes on Voter ID
I saw that. Curiouser and curiouser. A+ for extra credit.
Oh how I despise what the puppet is doing to our country. A+ for you. F- for the golf course mime.
sounds like a great night! even one that Obams might enjoy ; ) ROR!
Breitbart strikes again: Thousands of immigration protestors missing in Bakersfield, CA.
Except we didn’t eat the Yorkie!
Bus caravan or union paid coyotes? You decide.
we have had the most unbelievably beautiful weather for the past few weeks, TOTALLY uncharacteristic of August in DC. Today, as yesterday, it’s going to be upper 70s with no humidity. Our grass and my flowers are all still green and growing, bc it has rained a fair amount too. It was CHILLY, 63, when i left home this AM in a sleeveless dress, and i am actually wearing a fleece i had left in my ofc, today, bc it’s cold in here since it’s not that hot outside. i thought about bringing a suit jacket but didn’t want to go back upstairs for it.
We were in the 40s last night. It was 51 when I drove in this morning.
This has not been a good summer to operate a pool or waterpark.
58 when I headed to the park, 65 when I was done. Perfect weather. It’s supposed to hit 80 but this is ideal weather.
I know the election of Obama should have taught me that there is no bottom, but if Hilary runs and isn’t pilloried by her callous “what difference does it make?” then I will be dumbfounded again.
in a rational, reasonable world, that should be a disqualifier. but we live ‘through the looking glass’ and i have a feeling we will be dumbfounded over and over and over.
She’s also meeting with people to get her in better shape, Bill’s old dietitian and trainer. She’s been a failure in every endeavor. I hope the sheeple aren’t stupid enough to vote for her for anything else.
If I were running against Hilary, this would be my theme song.
I’ve been listening to your favorite channel, Hair Nation, in my car. Might as well see when they shut me off. ;-)
my fave is ALT nation ; ) i am totally into the hipster stuff now!
oh SG, i am afraid that they ARE just that stupid.
I agree, the dems I know are salivating at the thought of dumping O for Hill.
I know. You hate hair bands. Me, I’m reliving my teen years.
it’s the free trial now isn’t it? i still like to listen to the FM dj and his group on my drive in, i listen to XM on the way home.
and i have a handful of opponents just like you, that play me in songpop. so i retaliate with R&B.
Does that mean all Lumineers, all the time?
Yes, it’s supposed to be 3 months. Which would end in 2 weeks.
Is that “alternative” like grunge/90s rock?
i kind of see lithium as 90s alt rock and alt nation as the contemporary alt rock.