WOW: anacoluthon


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This week’s Word of the Week is: anacoluthon.

An anacoluthon is a grammatical construction that involves the break from one structure to another within the same sentence.

mrs_whiteAn example from the movie Clue:

I killed Yvette. I hated her, so much… it-it- the f – it -flam – flames. Flames, on the side of my face, breathing-breathl- heaving breaths. Heaving breaths… Heathing..

WOW: decathect


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This week’s Word of the Week is: decathect.

distanceTo decathect is to withdraw one’s self emotionally from something or someone in anticipation of losing it.

I suppose of this would largely depend on how accurate this anticipation is.  But even if it’s entirely accurate, I’m not sure if it’s entirely a good thing.

Even if the future loss is an absolutely sure thing, is it really healthy to deny one’s self what possible emotional benefits one might have left in order to avoid the pain of losing it?

And, particularly is the object is another person, it’s potentially cruel to that person to decathect one’s self from him or her.

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