NerdFury - Big Daddy (nerdfury) wrote in 1word1day,
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First of all, I'd like to again welcome all our new visitors to the community. I'm enjoying the increase in people commenting on words, and hope to see more join in! For those that don't know me, I'm nerdfury, the maintainer and Sunday poster for 1word1day.

Next item on the agenda - substitute posters. We're always on the lookout for subs to take over if the regular posters can't do it. Show of hands for anyone interested in a substitute role?

Finally, are there any interested in a themed role? A themed role would be a recurring weekly spot where you would post something on a theme - it could be science words, words derived from movies, games or other media, insulting words or whatever you like, as long as it passes.

Finally, my word of the Sunday!


Charientism [chah-ree-ehn-tiz'um]
noun

Definition
A rhetorical term to describe the delivering of an unpleasant or disagreeable thing in a more pleasant or agreeable manner.


Etymology
From the Latin charientismus, Greek χαριεντισμός (I think that's right, stupid character map), gracefulness of style, expression of an unpleasant thing in an agreeable manner.


Quoteable
1589 Puttenham Eng. Poesie (Arb.) 201: The Greeks call it charientismus.
1709 Brit. Apollo II. No. 19. 1/1 A Charientism is that Species of an Irony, which couches a Disagreeable Sense under Agreeable Expressions.


Usage
Normally a Friday is generally a Very Good Day for those of us that work, but last Friday was far less agreeable than usual, as our managers called us in for a meeting to advise us that our promised pay rises were being 'reinvested into the company.' There seemed to be hefty charientism at work, as we all felt WE were worth an investment!
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