[Ads-l] paranoiac

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 28 20:36:54 EDT 2017


I don't read much '30s "mental health literature," as far as I know, so I
must have picked the word up from regular literature.

Funny that the Failing New York Times (TM) doesn't mention that "paranoiac"
has been an English word since at least 1885.


JL

On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 7:38 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:

> The New York Times is ON IT.
>
> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/28/health/paranoiac-
> scaramucci-word-history.html
> Scaramucci Did Not Invent the Word ‘Paranoiac’
>
>
> On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 3:33 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Lord have mercy. :-(
> >
> > On Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 12:25 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > John King, CNN, commenting on Tony the Mooch's description of Reince
> > > Priebus as a "paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac."
> > >
> > > "I don't think that's a word, 'paranoiac.'"
> > >
> > >
> >
>
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