WOW: bathos


pathosThis week’s Word of the Week is: bathos.

Bathos describes a descent from the epic or exalted to the mundane.

It’s also used as opposed to pathos: an evoking of pity or compassion.

It can also be used as a failed attempt at pathos or loftiness; otherwise known as narm.


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I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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