Boing Boing Introduces Me to a New Word: Bathetic

After Nike hires Colin Kaepernick for ad campaign, conservative halfwits destroy own property to own the libs:

bathetic

(Via Boing Boing)

From Webster’s 1913 Dictionary:

Ba′thos (bā′thŏs), n. [Gr.βάθοσ depth, fr.βαθύσ deep.] (Rhet.)
A ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing or speech; anticlimax.

Bathetic is producing an unintentional effect of anticlimax: the movie manages to be poignant without becoming bathetic.

Thanks, Rob!

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