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katexic commented on the word katexic
What this word means---if it isn't a typo---is unclear and disputed. David Foster Wallace used it once, possibly (but it seems unlikely, given that he was, well, David Foster Wallace) a typo for cachexic: "Goran Ivanisevic is large and tan and surprisingly good-looking—at least for a Croat; I always imagine Croats looking ravaged and katexic and like somebody out of a Munch lithograph." In Infinite Jest DFW wrote: "Joelle is surrounded by catexic newcomers crossing and uncrossing their legs every few seconds and sniffing compulsively and looking like they're wearing everything they own." -- but this could also be a play on Freud's use of "katexis" to mean "the process by means of which libido energy is tied or placed into the mental representation of a personality, idea, or thing."
February 2, 2015
katexic commented on the word nibmeister
A colloquialism with a relatively obvious meaning. Wikipedia defines nibmeister as "a person who repairs fountain pens or grinds nibs."
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