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Chris -- 2015-05-30
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* .
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.