From vocabularycom: “A polemicist is a person who attacks someone else with written or spoken words

From vocabularycom: “A polemicist is a person who attacks someone else with written or spoken words … If you’re a polemicist, you have very strong opinions and you’re not afraid to state them — even if they hurt other people … The word comes from polemic, ‘a strong verbal or written attack,’ which has a Greek root, polemikos, ‘warlike, belligerent, or stirring up hostility.'”

18 Thoughts to “From vocabularycom: “A polemicist is a person who attacks someone else with written or spoken words

    1. I hear you! I have felt the same way at times but I really feel it’s how what you’re saying is delivered. If it’s coming from a place of genuine care, concern or interest it makes a difference. My ex mother-in-law is truly a polemicist, she never cared how any message was delivered. No thought at all put into her remarks or comments, and didn’t care how it was perceived.

    2. I think sometimes when we’re stressed we say things in a way we wouldn’t when we are more tranquil. It’s been decades since I’ve been “into” the Buddhist thing. After a short visit with my vegetarian Buddhist half sister I’ve been trying to reacquaint myself with this view. I believe people are in need of other people, grumpy or not.

  1. Certainly brave to be so vulnerable on FB no less. It is my experience that no one is something enough to warrant a label. Labels say more about the view and mind state of the one doing the labeling and where they focus their attention. That said when in doubt it can’t hurt to show respect and ask. IMO.

    1. Perhaps I should have asked “am I being a polemicist?” As for brave, it’s just an exercise in assisted introspection 😉

  2. You Kaswandiks sure do use BIG words! Oh I get it—-that’s so us LITTLE people have no idea what you are talking about!!!!!!

    1. Hi Helen. What was the name of the meat packing place on Railroad Street? My brother in law was doing some Jalapa and genealogy research of our family.
      Happy 2017!

  3. Certainly not if it only means hurting others with words(written or verbal).. I think as far as my limited understanding about you goes, you can’t hurt others.. Here am not judgemental or opinionated.. But, when if it also means calling a spade a spade without playing any hypocrisy, I think am one among them as I wear my heart on my sleeve and I feel there is nothing wrong with it because a true criticism is better than a sweet lie told only to please others which in the long run does bad for the both and doesn’t help others to improve at all..
    Stay blessed always John Kaswandik..
    Have blissful moments in all the times..
    GOD BLESS

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