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Posted: 12 October 2017 05:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Must admit I had not heard the term until it was reported that Charlize Theron had ghosted Sean Penn in 2015. It strikes me as a useful, logical and pleasantly formed word.

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Posted: 13 October 2017 05:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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It strikes me as a useful, logical and pleasantly formed word.

Me too.

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Posted: 13 October 2017 06:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Isn’t a ghost something that appears rather than vanishes? Ghosts haunt. That is their purpose, but I don’t get that meaning from how it is being used.

Maybe from Sean’s perspective, he is being haunted. Is that what it means? Otherwise, it just doesn’t work for me.

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Posted: 16 October 2017 06:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Ghosts appear, and vanish, and exist in various ectoplasmic states in between, or so the stories go. When people deliberately cut each other on internet platforms, there are usually various traces of their previous exchanges and current activities. So ghosting works quite well as a term for this, given that it does all that might reasonably expected from a metaphor.

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