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idea of reference

Postby magi » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:09 pm

idea of reference
n.

The belief that other people's statements or acts have special reference to oneself when in fact they do not.

a delusion that the remarks one overhears and people one encounters seem to be concerned with and usually hostile to oneself called also delusion of reference
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Re: idea of reference

Postby Bailey » Fri Jun 02, 2006 11:40 pm

magi wrote:idea of reference
n.

The belief that other people's statements or acts have special reference to oneself when in fact they do not.

a delusion that the remarks one overhears and people one encounters seem to be concerned with and usually hostile to oneself called also delusion of reference
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And therein lies the real reason Americans insist on English being the one unifying language of the US, but hey, even paranoids have enimies and if someone is speaking in another language,looking at you and laughing, is there reason to believe they are talking about you and (gasp!) plotting your demise!

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Postby Grogie » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:49 am

Wonderful word Magi. Thank you.
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Postby Perry » Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:58 pm

I'm a bit confused here regarding the grammar; although the concept is clear. How can a phrase be considered a noun?

BTW, you weren't talking about me, were you? :roll:
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