Happy Friday, and happy May! It’s been a long week, so I’m glad it’s almost over. We end this duoliteral week with a bit of language from Sigmund Freud, and start a new week of words on Monday. Enjoy your weekend!
noun: the unconscious, instinctive part of the psyche in Freudian theory
From Latin id (it), translation of German es (it). Ultimately from the Indo-European root i- (a stem relating to pronouns), which also gave us ilk, item, yet, yonder, iterate, and identity.
Earliest documented use: 1924
Usage (from Wordsmith)
“’No one would ever argue that we’re all angels…,’ says Mr. Rollins. ‘It’s difficult to justify to someone raised on the more traditional North American fan experience. It’s loud, it’s crude, but that’s the point. Six days a week I’m a normal guy, but for games your inner id comes out.’”
Michael Grange; Toronto the Rowdy; The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada); Apr 11, 2009.