Possible origin of "Ouch" expression

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Possible origin of "Ouch" expression
« on: 11/10/2006 18:33:42 »
When most people see someone injured, e.g. a footballer harshly tackled, they make a particular facial expression:
 pouted lips, half-shut eyes and a sharp intake of breath.

Could this (empathic) expression of distress have originated in breastfeeding ?:
 being removed from the breast whilst still hungry, or am I getting too Freudian ?
« Last Edit: 13/10/2006 17:40:51 by ROBERT »

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Re: Possible origin of "Ouch" expression
« Reply #1 on: 12/10/2006 05:40:59 »
if youre getting freudian at all youre probably getting too freudian