A history of the world in puns – Freud

Just as a new century was about to dawn, psychoanalyst SIGMUND FREUD published The Interpretation of Dreams, which introduces Freud’s theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and also first discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex.

Freud was interested in the idea of the pun and often repeated the tale of a poet friend who had sat next to Baron Rothschild at a dinner and told Freud that the banker had “treated me quite famillionairely”, an amusing phrase that softened the blow of being condescended to, according to Freud.

He later said that a pun was “a victorious assertion of the ego’s invulnerability”.
• How did the psychoanalyst injure himself on a skiiing holiday? He had a Freudian slip
• A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but you mean your mother
• Two egotists meet. It’s an I for and I
• If you get a fruit basket from your psychiatrist it will probably be shrink-wrapped
• What fast food do psychiatrists like? Kentucky Freud Chicken
• A patient ran into his analyst’s office screaming “I’m a teepee! I’m a wigwam!” and was told: “Relax, you’re two tents”
• Talking of psychology, does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

(From The Telegraph 23 Sept 2015 on the Internet)

Seems a quaint way to start the new year. Have a fun time – no puns intended


Modern philosophers – Part 3

~ WH Auden
We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea.

~ Johnny Carson
If life were fair, Elvis would still be alive today and all the impersonators would be dead.

~ Warren Tantum (School photo album).
I don’t believe in astrology. I am a Sagittarius and we’re very sceptical.

~ Jimmy Durante
Home cooking. Where many a man thinks his wife is.

– George Roberts
The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone.

~ Jonathan Winters
If God had intended us to fly he would have made it easier to get to the airport.

I like lateral thinkers. By that I mean – thinking while lying down. When on your own, you are quite safe, no?