Phatic
Phatic

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The term phatic communion was coined by anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski in his essay "The Problem of Meaning in Primitive Languages", which appeared in 1923 in The Meaning of Meaning by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards. The term comes from the Greek φατός phatós ("spoken, that may be spoken"), from φάναι phánai ("to speak, say"). - Wikipedia

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Phatic Journalism