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#1 2013-08-16 15:12:58

DavidTuggy
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A number of pathos, ethos and logos were found as well

Following up on the kudos and the cosmos :

I didn’t feel the pathos were any less sincere than the one in Wreck It Ralph or any other recent animated movie.

(A nice double-whammy, where “the one in X” reinforces that this a pluralized count noun.)

Her multiple pathos were plain stupid and uselss. Couldn’t learn anything from them. Just SOOO glad that I’m over with her.

Thus, genuine pathos were given to the character.

Pathos were formed at the very beginning of the article when it said that the No Child Left Behind Act was the most sweeping reform of federal education policy

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The Olympic and Paralympic ethos were celebrated at a series of school assemblies following the Games.

Japanese ethos were not followed by Japanese management personnel, once they are in India.

when under the impact of political upheaval in the rest of the country, the Sikh ethos were transformed
into political yearnings.

I am a cogitative and studious person, with an experienced understanding of many ethos and moral sets.

Bailey not only blatantly contradicts Carson with facts in his piece, but uses many ethos and logos as well in order to aid in his argument.

(This last example probably takes logos as plural also. Of course there are thousands of examples of plural logos meaning graphical/written symbols used to represent a company. I expect there are other logos out there which mean something like “logical principles” (as _ethos_presumably means “ethical principles”), but I haven’t found a good way to sift for them.

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#2 2013-09-03 08:38:39

Dixon Wragg
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Re: A number of pathos, ethos and logos were found as well

Another word in the same pattern is mythos. Googling “mythos are” yielded about 520 hits, of which around 60, by my random sampling, seem to be the same sort of usages as those documented by DavidTuggy above for pathos, ethos, and logos. Examples:

The Original Mythos are the original and earliest writings of the Slenderman Mythos.

See if the Pirate Mythos are true!

The two mythos are very distinct from one another.

First off, philosophy majors will be none too happy with how nonsensical the time travel mythos are handled here.

...the Green Lantern mythos are full of great villains that will look great onscreen…

Its mythos are drawn from the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Mikado…

The mythos are much like folklore except they are fictional myths written of a vast universe where alien races reside.

That last example is interesting because it includes both “mythos” and “myths”, seemingly as synonyms, though it’s hard to imagine why someone would use two such similar synonyms so close together that they sound redundant.

It’s a little unclear to me whether people are assuming that “mythos” is the plural of the presumed singular “mytho”, or what the hell is going on here.

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#3 2013-09-14 14:53:14

burred
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Re: A number of pathos, ethos and logos were found as well

In the news this week:

Matson ships molasses from Hawaii to the mainland about once a week. Molasses are made at Hawaii’s last sugar plantation, run by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. on Maui.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/tra … e14286163/

Molasses are made in Hawaii than where?

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#4 2013-09-14 15:19:40

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Re: A number of pathos, ethos and logos were found as well

burred wrote:

Molasses are made in Hawaii than where?

Sounds like a 75-25% (or something on that order) F-M ratio of births (or at least embryos?) in Hawaii.


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#5 2013-09-14 15:37:59

kem
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Re: A number of pathos, ethos and logos were found as well

Molasses is a plural Portuguese word turned into an English singular. But its plural roots exert themselves now and then. The OED says that molasses “was adopted in the plural form, probably because the syrup is made from the uncrystallized leftovers of the raw sugar…. The word is construed as singular, except in southern and central U.S. regional usage, where it is frequently construed as plural.”

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#6 2013-09-14 17:11:39

burred
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Re: A number of pathos, ethos and logos were found as well

Interesting. The original item was from AP, so the writer was presumably from away. I went looking for “a molasse” and found that the term is used for a rock type made of the crumbs of mountains. Not etymologically related to molasses, believe it or not.

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#7 2013-09-14 20:27:39

DavidTuggy
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Re: A number of pathos, ethos and logos were found as well

So molasses from honey (mellifluous sweetness) and Molasse (a particular rock formation in Switzerland, is it not?) from soft flabby flimsiness (mollifying emollients) and neither one from grinding or being ground up (molars milling). Or from apples or other melons. Etymology is wonderful.


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