View Full Version : Serious Shrinkage
01-06-2000, 01:06 AM
Ok, sorry about the title. Some things seem funnier to you when it's late at night.
Anyways, my question:
Why are psychiatrists nicknamed "shrinks"?
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying."
-- Woody Allen
01-06-2000, 01:12 AM
Think "head shrinker"...y'know, those voodoo guys who'd shrink an enemy's head and wear it on his belt....
01-06-2000, 02:19 AM
Thought about that, but couldn't see an immediate connection between shrinking heads and lying on a couch spilling your guts...
01-06-2000, 06:43 AM
Well, if you have a large ego you have a "big head". Thus someone trying to fix a large ego problem would be a "head shrinker" or "shrink".
That's just a WAG though.
01-06-2000, 07:30 AM
There's also the association of headshrinker=magician. In other words, the psychiatrist's methods are just as mysterious as the headshrinkers.
01-06-2000, 07:41 AM
Or just about as full of hooey....
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