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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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To: SoothingDave

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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To: SoothingDave

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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To: xsmommy

I saw that. Curiouser and curiouser. A+ for extra credit.


21 posted on 08/15/2013 6:57:01 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

22 posted on 08/15/2013 6:57:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Not only is math hard for these doofi, but so is geography. A for you.
23 posted on 08/15/2013 6:58:21 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Exactly right. A for you.
24 posted on 08/15/2013 7:01:03 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Oh how I despise what the puppet is doing to our country. A+ for you. F- for the golf course mime.


25 posted on 08/15/2013 7:02:24 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy
I babysat last night so my nephew and his wife could go to a concert for which he won tickets. He brought his guitar and got 10 signatures even though they said no guitar signing. When they found out he was active duty, the rules went out the window.
I played Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, sang along to Taylor Swift, and read Cinderella and The Little Mermaid. I am little girled out!
26 posted on 08/15/2013 7:05:59 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

sounds like a great night! even one that Obams might enjoy ; ) ROR!


27 posted on 08/15/2013 7:10:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden; tioga; xsmommy; SoothingDave

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3054990/posts

Breitbart strikes again: Thousands of immigration protestors missing in Bakersfield, CA.


28 posted on 08/15/2013 7:11:42 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Except we didn’t eat the Yorkie!


29 posted on 08/15/2013 7:14:27 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bus caravan or union paid coyotes? You decide.


30 posted on 08/15/2013 7:15:47 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

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.


31 posted on 08/15/2013 7:23:39 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


32 posted on 08/15/2013 7:26:05 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

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.


33 posted on 08/15/2013 7:31:57 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden; tioga
so yeah we know she is running, bc the tip off is THE HAIR. have you noticed how much BETTER her hair has looked?
34 posted on 08/15/2013 7:39:43 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


35 posted on 08/15/2013 7:42:54 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


36 posted on 08/15/2013 7:44:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

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.


37 posted on 08/15/2013 8:08:34 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJl1P8nve4E

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. ;-)


38 posted on 08/15/2013 8:10:42 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

my fave is ALT nation ; ) i am totally into the hipster stuff now!


39 posted on 08/15/2013 8:12:28 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

oh SG, i am afraid that they ARE just that stupid.


40 posted on 08/15/2013 8:13:51 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
nothing like a woman...er, LOVEr scorned.
41 posted on 08/15/2013 8:16:29 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I agree, the dems I know are salivating at the thought of dumping O for Hill.


42 posted on 08/15/2013 8:17:36 AM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy

I know. You hate hair bands. Me, I’m reliving my teen years.


43 posted on 08/15/2013 8:19:08 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

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.


44 posted on 08/15/2013 8:22:52 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

and i have a handful of opponents just like you, that play me in songpop. so i retaliate with R&B.


45 posted on 08/15/2013 8:23:58 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Does that mean all Lumineers, all the time?


46 posted on 08/15/2013 8:24:15 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

Yes, it’s supposed to be 3 months. Which would end in 2 weeks.

Is that “alternative” like grunge/90s rock?


47 posted on 08/15/2013 8:34:27 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: secret garden
nope, they don't even really play them. Mumford and Sons some of the time. Oddball stuff i had never heard of before. i will google some youtubes of recent ipod additions. BTW, i have never seen these people, never seen the videos til just now. Only like the songs.

Sweater Weather- Neighborhood

If So- Atlas Genius

Chocolate- the 1975

and my fave-- Pompeii- Bastille

48 posted on 08/15/2013 8:37:25 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
no, grunge and 90s rock would have their own station on XM, and that's LITHIUM. have you checked the lineup?
49 posted on 08/15/2013 8:39:46 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

i kind of see lithium as 90s alt rock and alt nation as the contemporary alt rock.


50 posted on 08/15/2013 8:40:45 AM PDT by xsmommy
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