'Pataphysics, was Re: [ADS-L] Something Borrowed ...

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Fri Nov 13 13:54:31 UTC 2009


Quoting Robin Hamilton <robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM>:

> ....
> R.W.Hamilton
>
> (M.A. [Glasgow]; D.Phil. [York]),
> Professor Emeritus
> University of 'Pataphysics, Cockaigne.

OED online etymology for pataphysics begins "[< French pataphysique
(a1907),...."

Alfred Jarry's 1888 publication Les antliaclastes: Drame en trois actes,
Coll├Ęge de 'pataphysique, uses the term three times:

http://books.google.com/books?id=DSwQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA9&dq=intitle:Antliaclastes&lr=&as_drrb_is=q&as_minm_is=0&as_miny_is=&as_maxm_is=0&as_maxy_is=&as_brr=0#v=onepage&q=%27pataphysique&f=false

Stephen
http://www.duke.edu/~goranson

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