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#1 2007-12-22 15:44:44

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 894

"high pathetical" for "hypothetical"

Hypothetical situations and questions can be based upon severely limited evidence and consequently can appear tenuous and even absurd. ‘High pathetical’ with its overtones of contempt and pity could, I think, elbow its way into such company. Even as a spelling mistake it seems to have possibilities but I could be deceiving myself, again.

It’s a high-pathetical question: Does anyone seriously imagine “The special one” would be interested in managing West Ham or Sp*rs come to that? ... … b405983… – 63k – Cached –

But to him I am just a high pathetical dilemma. What I love him in spite of Is, a girl wants a fellow to go straight ahead like a locomotive and he is more … – 106k – Cached

... firmly consigned to the dog house for daring to air my views can anyone provide any evidence to confirm any of the following high pathetical statements: ... … e_10311… – 24k – Cached

The rest is high pathetical spin. Un-poven un-provable and fro the most part un true. That it saved Japanese lives fron an invasion is idiotic. ... – 72k – Cached

I mean with another person, not yourself.? Do you get those high-pathetical days? Do We Really Need To Be Open-Minded and Tolerant Of Everyone’s Viewpoints? ... – 40k – Cached



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