Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, May 15, 2014 – eidetic
Posted on 05/15/2014 4:28:12 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".
eidetic \eye-DET-ik\ adjective
marked by or involving extraordinarily accurate and vivid recall especially of visual images
Thanks to her eidetic memory, Kirsten was able to recall every last detail of what happened that night, including the colors of each person's outfit.
"Jason Bateman, making his feature directing debut after directing episodes of his 'Arrested Development' series, plays an adult who uses a loophole to enter a spelling bee and whose eidetic memory all but guarantees he will win if he chooses."
From a movie review by Duane Dudek in the Journal Sentinel (Milwaukee), March 27, 2014
"Eidetic" is the technical adjective used to describe what we more commonly call a photographic memory. The word ultimately derives from the Greek noun "eidos," meaning "form." The ability of certain individuals to recall images, sounds, or events with uncanny accuracy is a subject of fascination for researchers in the field of psychology. Among notable people who were reputed to have eidetic memories is the late television comic Jackie Gleason, who reportedly was able to memorize an entire half-hour script in a single reading.
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!
The undocumented Impostor has an eidetic memory
of the Koran and al Qaeda’s plans to murder Americans
and obtain weapons such as the MANPADs in Libya
or guns in Fast&Furious, but about the US
Constitution and US law, he knows ‘not so much’.
I used to know the meaning of this word.
I have a pretty good eidetic memory. Unfortunately, it doesn’t extend to names. But I can always remember the surroundings where I met people..
I saw Tony Siragusa advertising manpads on TV.
My NHL brackets are all busted. I was in the 99th percentile after round 1, and messed up 3 of 4 this round. Oh well.
My dad seemed to have eidetic memory, and when he didn’t, he was really good at making stuff up.
That’s pathetic. I understand some guys will use those for football sundays. That’s REALLY pathetic.
When I see the commercial, I tell my wife and daughter he’s selling “mantiliners.”
Sorry about the Bruins. The Stanley Cup is hard.
Susan Rice, Sunday talk shows, cosmetic
Wasn’t there, had no memory, eidetic
But on each Sunday show
Claimed a dumb video
Caused Benghazi attack; how pathetic
The bank robbery suspect, after extensive questioning, finally told the detectives, “OK, ok, I give. Eidetic.”
My FIL is famous for making stuff up. My sister makes up false memories. Families are very entertaining. Sorry about your team, but at least they made it to the play-offs and kept their coach! Unlike mine. :(
Will they ever get what they deserve? A+ for you, F- for the false transparency.
A for inventive usage.
Hey! How come his fourth-place Schwartz is bigger than my second-place?
You gotta root for ol’ Canada to win the Cup in their national sport, don’t you?
Perfect, wasn’t it? A+ for you. Burge has been all over it on Twitter.
Hockey is not their national sport. C’mon pedant, I expected you to know better. ;)
Really? I’d venture to say more women have sex with machines today than men do.
Are you saying you are a style over substance type?
It is their official winter national sport and by far the most popular spectator sport.
It’s not the original national sport. It was only changed in 1994 to the winter national sport. Winter makes up half the year there anyway. Are you saying it is THE most popular spectator sport, or just in Canada?
Where is the outrage? A+ for you.
Count blow up dolls along with machines and i bet you are wrong.
Ask anyone what sport is associated with Canada and they will answer “hockey.” Lacrosse is just hockey when the ponds are melted.
I doubt it.
i think you watch too much cinemax.
Do you know any Canadians?
I think Dave is right on this one.
By a mile.
Thank you, sir. I think she vastly underestimates the number of women with a “mother’s little helper” in their bedside stand.
I have known Canadians. Are you saying that lacrosse is more popular with them than hockey is?
never needed one, so i guess i do.
OMG, she is just calling you out, as a pedant, for calling Hockey their national sport, when LAX is Canada’s national sport. Don’t be fricking tiresome about it ; )
OK, it’s nice to see a Canadian team win the Cup once every couple decades since it is one of their national sports (in contrast to the general interest in the sport in the US, which is below that of bull riding), and they have a lot of emotional investment in the sport.
It’s Kennywood day for Hempfield.
So, as is tradition, it’s going to rain. Looks like an all-day washout, too.
Glad we’re not going.
Kids had to go for a half day today, too, because of snow days. Or cold days, to be more exact.
the school picnic is only a half day???? that’s an outrage!
It’s not the first time. They are off tomorrow. Kennywood doesn’t really start until 11 AM. Easy to get a half day of school in before that.
why are they off tomorrow? that seems like a gratuitous day off if they are making up snow days.
Don’t try this at home.
Half of my Canadian friends are big lax and soccer fans, as opposed to ice hockey. I also have a group of them who have a vested interest in hockey but as a group, they don’t all guzzle Molson and hang out at the rink.