Help from an English Teacher

Help from an English Teacher

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    Slightly off topic, but it relates to my becoming aware of the need for greater protection than that afforded by the Gov't.

    As a feeling, an epiphany is a sudden realization or comprehension of the essence or meaning of something.
    Does it matter if you didnít come to this "realization" by your own discovery?

    I'm thinking that there is a name for when someone else puts into words, a feeling that you have but can't quite find how to describe it.

    In my particular case, the quote in my sig line did just that. I knew what it was, the feeling, but could not wrap words around it so concise and direct to the point until I came across that quote.

    So, is there a name for when someone else puts into words, a feeling you have?

    I've tried to find it on the web, but no luck, Websterís won't help you reverse look up a definition.

    Thanks in advance.
    "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
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    Here is a couple more related to your sig line

    "In truth, a state which deprives its law-abiding citizens of the means to effectively defend themselves is not civilized but barbarous, becoming an accomplice of murderers, rapists and thugs, and revealing its totalitarian nature by its tacit admission that the disorganized, random havoc created by criminals is far less a threat to state power than are men and women who believe themselves free and independent, and who act accordingly." - Jeffrey R. Snyder, The Public Interest, No.113, Fall 1993.

    There is no constitutional right to be protected by the state against being murdered by criminals or madmen. It is monstrous if the state fails to protect its residents against such predators but it does not violate the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, or, we suppose, any other provision of the Constitution. The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties; it tells the state to let the people alone; it does not require the federal government or the state to provide services, even so elementary a service as maintaining law and order.
    Bowers v. DeVito, 686 F.2d 616 (7th Cir. 1982)
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    You guys always use so many big words? I aren't smarter than a 5th grader! (Love the above posts!).
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    4my son,
    I don't know the word that you are looking for, sorry.
    But in ref to your sig line: Have you read Les Adams "The Second Amendment Primer"?
    I highly recommend it.
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    Maybe you're thinking of a word like 'articulate' in its transitive verb form, defined as: "To express in coherent verbal form; give words to"? The quote is an articulation of your feelings...

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    I may be off base, but when someone else says what you have been thinking or feeling, when you have been unable to articulate it, they validate, corrobarate, authenticate, or confirm whatever the feeling is.

    IMHO: This is why conservative talk radio is such a phenomenon. All they really do is say what a lot people are already thinking; thereby, giving the person a feeling of validation.

    Maybe I'm way off base, becuase I'm not sure I fully understood the question.
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    [QUOTE=sgtD;336783]I may be off base, but when someone else says what you have been thinking or feeling, when you have been unable to articulate it, they validate, corrobarate, authenticate, or confirm whatever the feeling is.

    I think this about says it and he used all those big words

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    How about "synchronicity"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4my son View Post

    So, is there a name for when someone else puts into words, a feeling you have?
    I call them friends more often than not.

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