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Word for the Day, Monday, November 4, 2013-- phatic
11/4/13 | xs

Posted on 11/04/2013 5:11:36 AM PST by xsmommy

Word For The Day, Monday, 11/4/13

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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".

phatic; adj.

Origin: 1923; probably < Greek phat ( ós ) spoken, capable of being spoken (verbid of phánai to speak; cf. prophet) + -ic; coined (in phrase phatic communion ) by Bronislaw Malinowski

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with WFTD.

What Star Parker says here sounds great, but i am worried it is just phatic

Review Threads:

Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 11/04/2013 5:11:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

The business leadership looked at us in phatic disbelief as we rattled off a litany of acronyms while describing the outage over the weekend.


2 posted on 11/04/2013 5:14:30 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: secret garden; VRWCmember; SoothingDave; rarestia; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

good morning. Prayers up for Cuccinelli/Obenshain/Jackson tomorrow here in VA.


3 posted on 11/04/2013 5:31:12 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: rarestia

A+++ was one of them FU? ; )


4 posted on 11/04/2013 5:31:42 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Phatic - the “bedroom” where you keep your obese aunt.

(must be pronounced “ont” in this definition, for some reason)


5 posted on 11/04/2013 5:34:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

Phatic

When she says ,”Do these jeans make me look phatic?” then those jeans should have stayed in the attic!


6 posted on 11/04/2013 5:35:25 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: MrB

got it!!! A+++ i am always excited when i can understand your’s right out of the box! the extra hour of sleep helped!


7 posted on 11/04/2013 5:39:31 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: count-your-change

A+++ i have never asked that question of anyone!


8 posted on 11/04/2013 5:40:23 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I slipped that one in there... hehe


9 posted on 11/04/2013 5:42:24 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: xsmommy

perhaps I should have added ‘crazy’ - your crazy obese aunt.


10 posted on 11/04/2013 5:44:43 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

The only proper response is...Lady, it ain’t the jeans.


11 posted on 11/04/2013 5:48:21 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: MrB

well don’t start making value judgments now.. ; ) LOL


12 posted on 11/04/2013 5:50:24 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
This phatic point needs to be emphasized over and over.
14 posted on 11/04/2013 5:55:49 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: count-your-change

In that situation you can be entirely literal and honest.

“No”

(those jeans don’t make you look fat)


15 posted on 11/04/2013 5:57:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xsmommy

Now that the “I” word is phatic
(Impeachment, if I must be emphatic)
Will the RINOs join in?
No, they’ll let Barry win
So afraid of creating some static


16 posted on 11/04/2013 6:00:19 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

Sent money to Cuccinelli lastweek. Not a lot, but every little bit counts.


17 posted on 11/04/2013 6:04:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Diogenesis

very interesting A++++


18 posted on 11/04/2013 6:05:56 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: secret garden

A+++ i hope that we can.


19 posted on 11/04/2013 6:06:30 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

A++++ great!


20 posted on 11/04/2013 6:07:04 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

that’s great. we have been steady contributing. the ads against him are positively slanderous.


21 posted on 11/04/2013 6:07:35 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thank you. I had an interesting weekend. Truth’sBabyGirl is due with Baby #3 any minute. Mrs. Truth and I spent went there to help with the first two kids; the girl is 4, the boy is 2. A complicating fact is that the NYC Marathon literally runs down her street, and her car was landlocked. I parked my car several blocks away, just out of the restricted zone. Not sure how she could have gotten to the car if she had gone into labor then. Anywhow, she didn’t—actual due date is tomorrow. Mrs. Truth is still in Brooklyn, helping out. We don’t know if the baby is a boy or a girl. Whatever flavor it is, it will break the 4-4 tie of the current grandkids.


22 posted on 11/04/2013 6:24:06 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

Isn’t it customary to give a definition?


23 posted on 11/04/2013 6:33:17 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Wow, congratulations to you! That was very smart of you to think ahead like that with the car


24 posted on 11/04/2013 6:35:37 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

That’s why they pay me the big bucks. :)


25 posted on 11/04/2013 6:40:21 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: xsmommy

I read through the thread and forgot to say good morning


26 posted on 11/04/2013 6:53:09 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy

See the following for a better definition of “phatic”.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phatic_expression

obama should stick to phatic expressions, since any information that he’s trying to convey is false!


27 posted on 11/04/2013 7:07:59 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

wow, that must have caused some anxiety, glad that she staved off labor and didn’t have to walk blocks to the car!! Congrats to you! We were actually up in bucks county PA this past weekend for xsteen’s engagement party. her fiance’s family lives in Newtown, and the party was at the Public Tavern in the old city part of Philly. John Adams made an appearance at the party and xshub and i had a lengthy chat with him LOL. The party was a blast and it was very nice spending time with our future inlaws.


28 posted on 11/04/2013 7:08:52 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

no prob! i have had people in and out of my ofc all AM, so my attention here has been sporadic.


29 posted on 11/04/2013 7:09:18 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It’s nice when you can get along with the in-laws. We’ve been very fortunate with our 3 sets. And so have they. :)


30 posted on 11/04/2013 7:13:10 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: MrB

I tried that, “For a fat girl you sure don’t sweat much”.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 7:21:16 AM PST by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: xsmommy

We visited Newtown when we lived in Bucks County! Very artsy area - really nice.


32 posted on 11/04/2013 7:31:54 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

yes with 3 sets you ARE fortunate. i pray that the other two kids do as well with the families they marry into.


33 posted on 11/04/2013 7:33:58 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave
could have sworn i had it in there. not sure where it went but here it is:

DEFINITION; denoting speech used to express or create an atmosphere of shared feelings, goodwill, or sociability rather than to impart information: phatic communion.

34 posted on 11/04/2013 7:35:47 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Sent a plea to my daughter in Glen Allyn to vote for “Cooch” this week. I think she will, although she was undecided 6 months ago.


35 posted on 11/04/2013 7:40:37 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

My son and DIL had their 5th about year ago. They called the kid (in utero) “tie breaker” for 9 months. A darling little boy named Daniel was the result.


36 posted on 11/04/2013 7:43:14 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Most rappers are phatic ...


37 posted on 11/04/2013 7:45:02 AM PST by mikrofon (Tru' dat)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

seriously? she can’t possibly want that scumbag carpetbagger mcAuliffe? and who in their right mind throws away a vote on a moronic third party candidate?


38 posted on 11/04/2013 7:56:08 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: mikrofon

fantastically phat and phatic. A++++


39 posted on 11/04/2013 7:57:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

it was very very pretty there, and it was gorgeous this past weekend. There is a store called MARISA in Newtown where xsteen has actually bought a few dresses. the future MIL took us there yesterday, very cute shop. We looked at the fancy dresses etc that are billed as mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses. I looked at her and said, let me just say that i have ZERO intention of wearing a long dress to this wedding, but please feel free to wear whatever you want! i think the last long dress i had on was at my own wedding. i wore cocktail length to the HW inaugural ball we attended. i will never wear a long dress and i will never have an up-do. just ain’t ever gonna happen.


40 posted on 11/04/2013 8:00:36 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I guess you weren’t emphatic enough. ;-)


41 posted on 11/04/2013 8:24:48 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

No, but for some reason she doesn’t like Cuccinelli. I think she’s changed her mind since she said that, but I’ve learned over the years not to press her with politics. Unfortunately, she’s a music teached and hangs out with all the artistic and education types and can be heavily influenced by them. Her husband, who is a fine fellow otherwise, isn’t even a registered voter. We no longer even discuss it. He thinks his vote doesn’t matter anyway and he doesn’t want to be perceived as enabling either side.

Hopefully, by this time, she’s learned enough about Cuccinelli (and the odious McCauliffe) that she feels comfortable voting for Cooch. Cantor is her Rep., and she likes him. She’s totally involved with her classrooms, her church, the arts, and her kids — not in that order.


42 posted on 11/04/2013 8:50:04 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: xsmommy

Here’s hoping that the voters in VA will gather their wits to save themselves from total disaster...

Now that the drive-by media
Has become somewhat phatic
On Obamacare’s failed debut
They seem even more erratic

But upon closer inspection
Perhaps that is too kind
A term for media lemmings
Losing their collective mind

Schizophrenic is a better fit-
As in one sentence they deride
Obamacare’s useless website, but
Still kiss his feet with pride...


43 posted on 11/04/2013 9:14:24 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Cooch is being portrayed as ANTI-woman, that he wants to strip birth control out of their hands etc. etc. it is TOTALLY ridiculous what they are saying about him. and if women are soooo @#$%ing stupid that they are going to vote based on their vaginas then i wash my hands of the entire lot of them. i don’t like women much PERIOD, they generally P@$$ me off!


44 posted on 11/04/2013 9:23:51 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: afraidfortherepublic

and both McAuliffe and Cuccinelli are ostensibly catholic. Of course, you guess which one is REALLY catholic, attends church etc. and which one just mouths the platitude that he is catholic but never darkens the door of a church and doesn’t follow a single one of its precepts. I am pretty sure that some if not all of the Cuccinelli children are homeschooled.


45 posted on 11/04/2013 9:25:25 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

A+++ excellent!


46 posted on 11/04/2013 9:26:14 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thank you!


47 posted on 11/04/2013 9:35:37 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: xsmommy

You women, always talking about vaginas and periods. ;-)


48 posted on 11/04/2013 9:39:24 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

@$$ !


49 posted on 11/04/2013 9:45:46 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It is 63 and drizzling off and on, and there is no work. Watching news is out of the question, because if I hear one more Obamaite guest on Fox say that he “misspoke”, I may run out into the road shrieking-he lied-the word is “lied”-they need to learn to say it, damnit-good thing I took out a favorite book to read...


50 posted on 11/04/2013 9:47:42 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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