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Postby magi » Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:57 pm

haptic
adj.

Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.
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Postby Perry » Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:14 pm

So if one is exhausted from a very touchy-feely day, on could say, "I'm just about done in by my haptic day". :?
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Postby gailr » Mon Jun 26, 2006 5:38 pm

haptic
SYLLABICATION: hap·tic
PRONUNCIATION: hap' tik
ADJECTIVE: Of or relating to the sense of touch; tactile.
ETYMOLOGY: Greek haptikos, from haptesthai, to grasp, touch.

So those lounge lizard guys are haptic-go-lucky.
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Postby sluggo » Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:58 pm

Perry wrote:So if one is exhausted from a very touchy-feely day, on could say, "I'm just about done in by my haptic day". :?


Or for a more down-home expression, "I'm on my last haptic nerve"...

(too much of which might give one a haptic ulcer)
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Postby skinem » Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:31 pm

I THOUGHT I remembered the commercial jingle..."Reach out, reach out and haptic someone..."
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Postby Perry » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:25 pm

What about, "if you haptic too much it will fall off/you will go blind"?
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Postby sluggo » Tue Jun 27, 2006 1:15 pm

Perry wrote:What about, "if you haptic too much it will fall off/you will go blind"?


Touchée!
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haptically swimming along

Postby margie sved » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:50 pm

I thought haptic was a totally different sense than touch. Like when you are swimming laps in a pool and you get the sense that you are almost at the other end and start your turn, that's using your haptic sense.
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Postby portokalos » Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:15 am

You can find in gospel when Jesus said after his resurrection to a woman: Μη μου άπτου(haptou-haptic)
"What is hell?" I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
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