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Chris -- 2018-04-11

#1 2017-11-21 06:13:55

From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 2198

dental identity?

Just occurred to me to wonder if anybody links identity and identify with the forensic practice of examining the teeth of a corpse or unidentified victim to establish who they are. Anybody heard of such a construal?

*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)



#2 2017-11-21 09:50:20

From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2641

Re: dental identity?

A clever thought. It had never occurred to my id.

Tracing the real etymology, from the Latin idem (“same”) to the modern notion of identity, is like taking a course in philosophy.

Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.



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