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#56472 - 02/12/02 10:39 AM psychology term site
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#56473 - 02/12/02 10:50 AM Re: psychology term site
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interesting definitions

I dunno, Dr. Bill, I looked up Just Plain Nuts and it wasn't in there. Or is that in the Journal of Psychiatric Nomenclature?


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#56474 - 02/12/02 01:14 PM Re: psychology term site
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Dear Faldage: The squirrels got them all.


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#56475 - 02/12/02 01:17 PM Re: psychology term site
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The squirrels got them all.

Oh, great! Now we gone gots to listen to them playing football all night long till the cows come home!


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#56476 - 02/12/02 01:34 PM Re: psychology term site
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If your cows don't come home long before dark, you ain't trained 'em right.


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#56477 - 02/12/02 01:37 PM Re: psychology term site
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long before dark

Unfortunately, they done is went on a trip abroad. Parbly all come back saying, "Moi!"


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#56478 - 02/12/02 01:47 PM Re: psychology term site
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Dear Faldage: No wonder you don't get any milk.

A sample definition:

Fanaticism [Lat. fanaticus, inspired]: Ger. Fanatismus; Fr. fanatisme; Ital. fanatismo. The word anglicized as fanaticism
was used in classical times of priests who were supposed to be the intermediaries of revelations or of oracles; in particular, it
was applied to those of them whose actions were wild or noisy. The word has now come to be used in a disparaging sense.
We say that, in the middle ages, extreme ascetic practices, such as scourging, branding, and the like, were products of
fanaticism. The term implies credulity in religious or other matters, accompanied by a vehemence which expresses itself in
hatred or violence towards opponents.

Reader's Digest long ago had definition: A fanatic is one who redoubles his efforts when he realizes he has lost sight of his goal.


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#56479 - 02/12/02 01:50 PM Re: psychology term site
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don't get any milk.

Huh? The soybeans din't go nowhere. An we got the well fixed.


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#56480 - 02/12/02 02:41 PM Re: psychology term site
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Dear Faldage: glad your well is now E.coli free and yellow color gone.

For a lovely archaic word : alienist

Alienist (1), Alienism (2), Aleination (3) [Lat. alienus, belonging to another, estranged]: Ger. Irrenarzt (1), Psychiatrie
(2), Geistesstörung (3); Fr. aliéniste (1), psychiatrie (2), aliénation (3); Ital. alienista (1), psichiatria (2), alienazione
mentale (3). A medical specialist in the study and treatment of mental diseases. Alienism is the name for such study, while
Alienation is a generic name for the various forms of insanity or mental derangement. (J.J.)


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