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March 6, 2011


Michael M

"Interestingly, as I and others have argued in more scholarly spaces, a similar shift happens in the history of the term 'organism', which starts out describing an abstract state, like Leninism or Judaism, and ends up being a count noun that can easily be rendered in the plural. One might of course speak of 'multiple Leninisms', but one has to strain to do so, whereas multiple orgasms are easily tallied."

Is that a purposeful pun, or a simple slip between Orgasm and Organism there?

Cameron Brown

I can testify to the existence of at least one Freudian slip: an ex-girlfriend's Halloween costume was a full slip with a picture of her father pinned to the breast.

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