Thursday, October 22, 2015

Phrase of the day: folie a deux

The phrase of the day is folie à deux:

  1. the sharing of delusional ideas by two people who are closely associated.

"It was a perfect folie à deux—endless funds fueling limitless enthusiasm and vice versa.  The more Spiegelman looked for retroviruses in cancer cells, the more he found, and the more funds were sent his way."

 - Siddhartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

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