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hamartia

Postby Bailey » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:44 pm

ha·mar·ti·a (hämär-t)
n.
Tragic flaw.



[Greek, from hamartanein, to miss the mark, err.]

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. hamartia - the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
tragic flaw
flaw - defect or weakness in a person's character; "he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless"

Please forgive this; my favorite Hamartian is Hubris.
hu·bris (hybrs) also hy·bris (h-)
n.
Overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance: "There is no safety in unlimited technological hubris" McGeorge Bundy.

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[Greek, excessive pride, wanton violence; see ud- in Indo-European roots.]

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hu·bristic (-brstk) adj.
hu·bristic·al·ly adv.

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ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. hubris - overbearing pride or presumption
arrogance, haughtiness, hauteur, highhandedness, lordliness - overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors

I always thought these went together so beautifully


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Postby gailr » Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:22 pm

As I said once before: not under hamartial law.
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Postby sluggo » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:35 pm

gailr wrote:As I said once before: not under hamartial law.
:twisted: -gailr


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Postby Bailey » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:42 am

"John, John, John". Anon

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Postby sluggo » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:07 pm

Bailey wrote:"John, John, John". Anon

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Bailey, you're deep. It's the other end of the month and I just got it. The joke that is. I believe it's the work of Stan Freberg.

-at least it's the other end of the same month :?
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Postby Bailey » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:29 pm

Ohhhhooho,no, no, no, not deep at all I just have a mind packed to the gunw'les with trivia bits and pieces,
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Postby sluggo » Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:20 pm

Bailey wrote:Ohhhhooho,no, no, no, not deep at all I just have a mind packed to the gunw'les with trivia bits and pieces,
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/001710.html


Dat's da one.
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Sadly, Stan Freberg is now facelessly hosting an old-time radio rerun program where he does nothing in particular beyond blandly slating the next piece :cry: An abject waste of talent.
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Postby Bailey » Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:24 pm

well no wonder I have to say HUH? to myself all the time. Plums?

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