[Ads-l] enshittification

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 29 03:25:50 UTC 2023

Benjamin Barrett wrote:
> Wiktionary also has shittification with citations back to 2001: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shittification
> UD: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Shittification
> “Shittifiation” isn’t in Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com or the OED.

Here is a citation for "shittifiation" in 1922. The term was
translated from the French term "merdalisation".

Year: 1922
Book Title: Studies in Psychoanalysis
Author: Charles Baudouin
Translators: Eden and Cedar Paul
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company, New York
Chapter 12: The Search for a Guide
Quote Page 428

[Begin excerpt]
Psychoanalysis itself comes in for:

verbal shittification [merdalisation verbale]
I spit
tiring colloquy
internal radiography
infantile radiography.
[End excerpt]


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