April 22nd, 2021

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Word of the Day 04/22/21 Mammonism

Mammonism (noun)
mammonism [ mam-uh-niz-uhm ]


noun
1. the greedy pursuit of riches.

OTHER WORDS FROM MAMMONISM
mam·mon·ist, mam·mon·ite, noun
mam·mon·is·tic, adjective

Origin: First recorded in 1835–45; mammon + -ism

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR MAMMONISM
They cared nothing for mammonism, that some philosophical crank has defined to be a physical force that makes men invertebrates.
THE BROKEN SWORD|DENNISON WORTHINGTON

The game-preserving interest is worth maintenance if only as clashing with mammonism.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 64, NO. 393, JULY 1848|VARIOUS

But of a Midas-eared Mammonism, which indeed at bottom all pure Mammonisms are, what better can you expect?
PAST AND PRESENT|THOMAS CARLYLE

Our national peril is Mammonism, and the sordid pursuit of gold.
THE BATTLE OF PRINCIPLES|NEWELL DWIGHT HILLIS

Now YOU come up with a sentence (or fic? or graphic?) that best illustrates the word.
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Thursday Tropes: Week 15

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This time around...A. FULL. YEAR. OF. TROPES!

Some Thursdays will have 2 tropes, some will have 3, but I think the majority will have 1 that's really popular.

Descriptions will be pulled from TV Tropes and a link provided if you want more information.

The rules? They're simple. Write at least 250 words or create 2 icons/1 banner. Anything from suggestive to outright porn is allowed.

This week, there is 1 trope! And it's probably a pretty heavy topic.

Abusive Parents: Parents are supposed to be the protectors of children, but these parents are either so damaged themselves that they can't do the job, greedy or villainous to the point that they never had any interest in doing the job properly, or would rather use the child as a means to an end. Sometimes they're just sadistic assholes.

This includes parents who are emotionally, verbally, physically, or mentally abusive, or who neglectfully allow their children to be abused by others if they don't abuse the child themselves; sexual abuse in particular is typically treated as a special kind of evil. Sometimes, the abuse at the hands of their parents becomes a Freudian Excuse for a villain. Other times, the character manages to not grow up broken, bitter, and hateful, and instead a different and better person than the upbringing would incline one to think. Troubling Unchildlike Behavior is often a tell-tale sign that things are not right at home.

Click the link to read more about this one.