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What’s in a Word: Etmology of “Alienist”

“Later on, when, cured, he leaves the alienist, “he blushes at his anxiety.”. ~Serge Persky I first came across the word “alienist” while watching Stonehearst Asylum, which is very good and I recommend. Unfamiliar with the word, I decided to … Continue reading

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What’s In a Word : Etymology of ‘Theater’

I get too hungry for dinner at eight. I like the theatre, but never come late. I never bother with people I hate. That’s why the lady is a tramp. ~Lorenz Hart, The Lady is a Tramp 1937 The theater … Continue reading

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