Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blog Journal Entry

1579, "a (physical) moving, stirring, agitation," from M.Fr. emotion, from O.Fr. emouvoir "stir up," from L. emovere "move out, remove, agitate," from ex- "out" + movere "to move" (see move). Sense of "strong feeling" is first recorded 1660; extended to "any feeling" 1808. Emote is a 1917 back-formation. Emotional "liable to emotion" is from 1857.
The original meaning for this word surprises me. I thought that feeling would come first.
1582, of metals, 1588 of manners, from re-, intensive prefix + obs. fine (v.) "make fine," from fine (adj.) "delicate" (q.v.). Cf. Fr. raffiner, It. raffinare, Sp. refinar. General and fig. sense is recorded from 1596; of sugar, from 1613. Refinery in various senses is first recorded 1727. Refinement "act or process of refining" is from 1611; meaning "fineness of feeling" is from 1708.
When considering the terms for this assignment, this word didnt come to mind initially. When I thought about it, what great storytellers, or professionals in any field for that matter, are trying to do is make their stories better. Refining is a part of the process for anyone who is truly good at something
1611, from re- "again, anew" + action (q.v.). Modeled on Fr. réaction, older It. reattione, from M.L. reactionem (nom. reactio), from L.L. react-, pp. stem of reagere "react," from re- "back" + agere "to do, act" (see act). Originally scientific; physiological sense is attested from 1805; psychological sense first recorded 1887; general sense of "action or feeling in response" (to a statement, event, etc.) is recorded from 1914. The verb react is attested from 1644.
feel (v.)
To get a reaction from the audience is what the teller strives for . Whether it be anger, laughter, tears, etc...
The sense in O.E. was "to perceive through senses which are not referred to any special organ." Sense of "be conscious of a sensation or emotion" developed by c.1290; that of "to have sympathy or compassion" is from 1605; feeling (n.) "emotion" is first recorded 1369; feelings "tender or sensitive side of one's nature" is 1771
Both the noun and the verb form are used in storytelling. using the senses a teller can experience their audience all different ways.

clutch-a small purse that can be carried in one's hand, fake- referring to a person who isnt truthful, eco-friendly-referring to a product that is good for the environment and earth

Odd terms
Emotalk about a weird word I see people like this all the time, guys with their hair cut at a slant, flipped to the side, girls jeans and tight black shirts on, aite- a friend of mine uses this term, which means alright i laugh like crazy when he says this its so great, tween- the area of age between 10 and 13 when the little girls are crazy about hanna montana and the jonas brothers, meh- yet another term from my really good friend what a wonderful vocabulary he has, You little peckerwood-my granny used to joke around with me all the time and call me this. its so southern. barista-the people who wait on you at starbucks. honestly i think this sounds like bastile, like theyre prison guards or something, quarter of a century club-a term i use to describe being 25 at last. i used this term to annoy my friends when they turned 25

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