Faustian illeanism in the desert

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu May 5 14:14:00 UTC 2011

At 9:10 AM -0400 5/5/11, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>It's been a while since we mentioned this topic, which for newbies means the
>habit, commonly observed in guests on the jerry Springer Show but not
>restricted to them, of frequently referring to oneself by name in the third
>person. It's Faustian because Marlowe's Faustus was doing it in the
>seventeenth century. Of course, Julius Caesar did it long before that.
Not always, though.  "Venit, vidit, vicit" would have been far less memorable.


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