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10-29-2004, 08:49 PM
O`K all you educated people out there ,last night on tv i heard a word someone said & i don`t know what it means.
Posturizing. Is this one of the younger generation kinky words or what?
10-29-2004, 08:53 PM
Could have been a mis-pronouceation of the word; postulating. Meaning to act like your one way, but you really are not like that at all.
It relates to politics, adults playing games on one another ans stuff like that there.
Just another cheap form of deception.
That's probably why you didnt recognise it. Your too pure:D
(did I really say that? ....:D .... yes I did!!!)(gag!) :D
10-29-2004, 08:58 PM
No i heard it wright. in fact i heard it twice,one show a girl scuba diver was taking pictures of some sharks & she said they were starting to posturize so she had to get out of the water. Last night it was said on servivor show.
Danged if i can figger it out.
10-29-2004, 09:10 PM
Ask Jeeves sent me this definition.
Pronunciation: (pos'chu-rIz"), [key]
要.i., -ized, -iz品ng.
to posture; pose. Also, esp. Brit.,pos'tur品se".
10-29-2004, 09:14 PM
In both cases the word seems to be made up, maybe I just need an "Ebonics" dictionary. The shark lady was most likely referring to the sharks posturing(a bit of body language used to indicate intent), Survivor on the other hand, who knows what they are thinking about. Too much sun perhaps. If ya listen too closely you start to hear "bastard" words all over the place. I don't doubt you heard them right on those shows, I've heard worse, just try not to start using it yourself. Until it's recognized by Webster's or "true equivalent", I don't recognize it.
10-29-2004, 09:15 PM
O`K,that makes sence, the sharks were posing for a picture.
I`ll tell the wife, she`ll think i`m smart. thanks
10-29-2004, 09:18 PM
I don`t have to worring about using them words. At my age i can`t remember what i said last night./
10-29-2004, 09:20 PM
Not sure the intent of the sharks was to pose, but if the lady is still here, maybe it was. A grizzly standing on hind legs becoming as large as he can is posturing, sharks do it a bit different. Hope the wife is impressed with your newfound knowledge;).
10-29-2004, 09:23 PM
You're a trip bigbird, I like your style. I can relate a bit about what was said yesterday at times.
10-29-2004, 09:26 PM
I just told the wife what it means. She said go lay down & rest you might burn your brain out thinking/
thats what i got
10-30-2004, 02:16 AM
Posturizing is what animals and people do to try and intimidate potential enemies....like a dog baring its fangs and raising its hackles...or a cat hissing or people flexing their muscles and strutting....all to get the other guy to back down before a fight.
10-30-2004, 09:56 AM
So thats what its called when my wife goes strutten around house waving her arms then picks a fight with me.
10-30-2004, 10:16 AM
I think it may have evolved from the word "posturing" with the same meaning, as in "political posturing."
Bigbird, dogs often make for good behavioral analogies to wives.
The difference between a wife and a whining dog, is that when you let the dog in the house, it usually quits whining.
Are you sure they were'nt " conversating "
That there be a word right out of Ebonics 101
10-30-2004, 02:08 PM
It is a word and it simply means the process of taking a position on something. A politician may begin changing his or her position on an issue or begin moving towards a given position.
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