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Word For The Day, Thursday, August 15, 2013 anatopism
dictionaries ad nauseam | 15 August 2013 | Thursday's sub

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.

Example sentences:
"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.

Etymology:
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 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

WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!


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1 posted on 08/15/2013 4:41:31 AM PDT by secret garden
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To: secret garden; Fierce Allegiance; Jack Deth; MoochPooch; NeoCaveman; Conspiracy Guy; Laura Earl; ...

Rise and shine!


2 posted on 08/15/2013 4:42:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

i am here, thus i am anatopically correct ; )


3 posted on 08/15/2013 4:56:59 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden
not sure what falling out ReggieLUV had with obams that prompted him to commit this anatopism, of putting obams elsewhere playing cards. has he taken on a newLUV and this is a case of jealous revenge?
4 posted on 08/15/2013 5:06:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


5 posted on 08/15/2013 5:09:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden

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.


6 posted on 08/15/2013 5:15:59 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

I still want to know where he what he was doing the night Benghazi was burned.


7 posted on 08/15/2013 5:18:34 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: SoothingDave

i was very taken aback to see it. i don’t recall LUV being on record about anything ever. so this really stood out.


8 posted on 08/15/2013 5:18:40 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

parcheezi, perhaps?


9 posted on 08/15/2013 5:19:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave; afraidfortherepublic
here is mouthing off some more, there's a reason he's doing this, it's not happenstance, why is he suddenly a font of info?
10 posted on 08/15/2013 5:20:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


11 posted on 08/15/2013 5:28:36 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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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.


12 posted on 08/15/2013 5:31:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s a mystery to me. We must not be the intended audience.


13 posted on 08/15/2013 5:36:09 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
Obama is guilty of both hyperbole - 57 states, and anatopism - Hawaii vice Kenya.


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

14 posted on 08/15/2013 5:47:52 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: secret garden

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


15 posted on 08/15/2013 6:04:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/missing-iowa-border-collie-found-stuck-tree-19946850

Did you see this?


16 posted on 08/15/2013 6:10:30 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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oh how sweet, poor thing! i have never heard of a dog climbing a tree!


17 posted on 08/15/2013 6:18:22 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

wonder if obams plays words with friends, hahahaha!


18 posted on 08/15/2013 6:19:24 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; xsmommy; tioga; SoothingDave; All

The National Review Editorial Board takes on Voter ID

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3054980/posts


19 posted on 08/15/2013 6:54:13 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy
A for you!
20 posted on 08/15/2013 6:55:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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