Tag: Freudian slip
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Language can be thought of as a tree: sprouting new words over the course of its evolution, where a proper noun can burgeon forth as a new verb, an adjective, or even a common noun. While scientists present the most obvious parentage for the eponyms of the English language, artists, philosophers, and writers have also […]more
It is difficult to realize, from a distance of nearly a century, quite the impact that Sigmund Freud and his theories had upon polite society of the 1920s and ‘30s. The novelist D.H. Lawrence wrote that ‘the Oedipus complex was a household word, the incest motive a commonplace of tea-time chat’, and popular guides to […]more