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This makes me happy

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    (snicker, snicker)

    I am not alone.

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    OK That was Freakin funny! I must have forgot the spell check feature!

    You know us knuckledraggers. *scratches himself*

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    roflmao....

    though it is a topic high-jacking, it is so funny that I have to give it thumbs up or in this instance

    By the way, Kev, thems nice lookin roots! (puts the NOID Cymbids I repotted the other day to shame...)

    Cheers
    Tim

    ps, if I only have a couple of those on the list... ok fine five... am I still anally retentive? Surely it's only when it's all of em right?

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    Yeah, turning those pages definitely takes it out of you. Anal retentiveness is an elaboration of Freud's ideas on anality, first published in 1908. Freud wrote that people with "anal character" were meticulous, parsimonious, and obstinate. Though it's not clear who first used the term "anal retentive," in 1924 a student of Freud's named Karl Abraham distinguished A-Rness from anal expulsiveness. The latter is pretty much what it sounds like, the predisposition to make a mess, while parsimony and obstinacy are thought to be A-R traits. Meticulousness, the third of Freud's three anal characteristics, is thought to be a reaction against anal expulsiveness.

    Freud talked about anality in part because he thought toilet training was a major factor in personality development. However, while "anal retentive" survives in common usage , the concept is not taken very seriously by psychoanalysts today. I quote from Chicago psychoanalyst Robert Galatzer-Levy:

    "Although experiences with feces and toilet training may serve as a model for psychological functioning in later life, toilet training per se is usually not so important as why such a model was chosen and how it functions currently. There may be less emphasis on `anality' due to the fact indoor plumbing has become more available.

    "The invention of indoor plumbing at the end of the last century was a major source of misery in that it demanded much more control of defecation than was necessary in a world of chamber pots and outhouses. Large families such as Freud's (eight to ten people) had to share a single toilet, and Anna and Sigmund were evidently plagued by constipation. Attempts at early toilet training may have made things worse. As the number of toilets per person has grown and ideas about toilet training became more liberal (promoted not only by Dr. Spock but also the washing machine and Pampers), anal retention came to seem less central to psychological life."

    Lesson of the day, heh heh:toofull:

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    So what's so anal-retentive about about Mike's list?

    By the way, Mike, 'anal-retentive' has a hyphen in it. I check the dictionary frequently to ensure there's been no recent change. There hasn't been.

    Julie

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    OH MY! It seems I am outnumbered!

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    Oh this is too funny.

    Nice try Spike.

    I really should go and iron my sheets before I go to bed.


    k

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    Yes, and I just logged on now, Mike, because I had forgotten to correct that first sentence in your original, grammatically poor post. Having done that, I can now calmly and safely and securely say, Good night.

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    Thar iz nuthin wronge with mys Grammar! I was learned it all in publiklskool!

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    Don't forget the starch, Kev!

    Julie

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