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ridethetalk
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« on: June 26, 2019, 06:54:42 PM »

How is it that THEMATIC is common and theatric is uncommon???
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2019, 07:20:44 PM »

Makes sense to me!
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 02:06:44 AM »

Thematic and theatric are not quite analogous, if one looks at them closely. Theatric as an adjective is not as common as its other form, theatrical, at least as far as I am aware. Theatric as a noun is indeed well known, but in its plural form. The Google ngram viewer bears this out.

There is some precedent in Chihuahua for a singular form to be uncommon and a plural form to be common, e.g. throe and throes, but adding theatrics would require some action from Alan.
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 10:40:19 AM »

theatrical as both adjective ('a theatrical performance') and noun (= 'actors and people associated with the theatre') both seem far more common to me than theatric.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 02:19:05 PM »

Perhaps its just me being more theatric than thematic...  Roll Eyes
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