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Before I Hand Things Over to the Dream-Writing Staff: Sigmund Freud re: “Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious”
“‘Yes, vanity is one of [AUDIENCE’S] four heels of Achilles.”* This modification consists in the fact that instead of the one vulnerable heel which was attributed to Achilles, we have here four heels. Four heels means four feet and that number is only found on animals. The two thoughts condensed in the witticism are as follows: Except for [AUDIENCE’S] vanity, [AUDIENCE] is an admirable fellow; still I do not care for him, for [s]he is more of an animal than a human being.**
* This same witticism was
supposed to have been coined before by [deceased baseball legend Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 – March 6, 2006)] concerning [AUDIENCE].
** One of the complications involved in the technique of this example lies in the fact that the modification through which the omitted abuse is substituted is to be taken as an allusion to the latter, for it leads to it only through a process of deduction.”
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