Thanks for Sharing: an example of the rhetorical trope of litotes (understatement), this is the delicate response one gives to someone who, in a group setting, suddenly blurts out information which is extremely personal, unusually revealing, and possibly unique to that individual. It comes from settings like group psychological counseling or 12-step groups, in which such highly personal testimonies are followed by the Moderator's cool "thanks for sharing." said smoothly-- no matter how disturbing or shocking or incredible was the confession that preceded it. This catchphrase may well have originated from the 1980's TV sitcom, Bob, which starred comedian Bon Newhart as a psychiatrist. David Lincoln Brooks, "Thanks for Sharing." Urban Dictionary.

Regards, Paul

Views: 12

Comment

You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Latest Activity

DCMc liked Dee Cohen's blog post ABQ Pics: In The Shop
3 hours ago
Profile IconPamela Yenser and Lyn Berner joined Duke City Fix
3 hours ago
Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

#ABQ Pics by Dee Cohen

ABQ Pics: In The Shop

dukecityfix.com

@ Johnny's Originals on Linn Ave NE

Facebook3 hours ago · Reply
Adelita liked Dee Cohen's blog post ABQ Pics: In The Shop
3 hours ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2017   Created by Duke City Fix.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service