Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The part of the mind in which innate instinctive impulses and primary processes are manifest:‘the conflict between the drives of the id and the demands of the cultural superego’
- ‘It's just that some of us are better than others at letting our superegos muffle our whiny ids.’
- ‘They've been listening to their ids for too long - their inner Sharons.’
- ‘People talked about psychoanalysis - ego and superego and ids and repressed early experiences.’
- ‘This is a fascinating - and at times unintentionally funny - look at egos in collision, ids on the rampage and lives in crisis.’
- ‘Psychologists have long noticed that the combination of distance and pseudoanonymity on the Internet tends to unlock people's ids - hence all the flame wars, the UPPER CASE SHOUTING, and the rampant flirting in chat rooms.’
1920s: from Latin, literally that, translating German es. The term was first used in this sense by Freud, following use in a similar sense by his contemporary, Georg Groddeck.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.