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Phatic - Word of the Day - Tue Feb 11, 2020

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Phatic - (adjective) - of, relating to, or being speech used for social or emotive purposes rather than for communicating information

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Many politicians specialize in phatic speeches full of empty bromides and emotional appeal.

For more information - https://www.dictionary.com/browse/phatic?s=t

Bonus.... Bromides - a trite and unoriginal idea or remark, typically intended to soothe or placate.

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6 hours ago, aditus said:

I can't believe bromides  are disparaged like this. What did the poor potassium bromide  ever do to you? 

In a world without bromides, many would be literally speechless.

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