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