Friday, March 11, 2016
Citations for psittacism
The other usage is that of "right" as a ubiquitous tag to all manner of statements that do not require it. I know it is also so commonplace among the young that it may be dangerous to see more in it than a mere psittacism--a mindless parroting.
… Jaques, his captain's repeater, should be the last to speak of his present master's psittacism.
Origin of psittacism
Psittacism comes from the Latin word for "parrot," psittacus. It gained traction in English in the late 1800s.