Posted by Steve E on June 27, 2005
In Reply to: SAE posted by Victoria S Dennis on June 26, 2005
: : : : : SAE - He's not a Ph.D., he is an SAE - self-appointed expert. Paraphrase of comment by Sheenah Hankin, a guest on a panel discussion on NBC Today on June 25, 2005. Ms. Hankin is a Ph.D., a psychotherapist. She was referring to actor Tom Cruise who in a previous NBC interview gave his opinions on psychiatry and anti-depressant drugs. Mr. Cruise is against them.
: : : : : Today transcript at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8343367/ Accessed June 25, 2005.
: : : : : We asked Cruise to explain his recent comments regarding Brooke Shields. Cruise created a firestorm when he criticized Shields for revealing that she went into therapy and took antidepressants to deal with her postpartum depression. Cruise has said that, as a Scientologist, he doesn't believe in psychiatric medicine.
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: : : : : CRUISE: I've never agreed with psychiatry, ever. Before I was a Scientologist I never agreed with psychiatry. And when I started studying the history of psychiatry, I understood more and more why I didn't believe in psychology.
: : : : : And as far as the Brooke Shields thing, look, you got to understand, I really care about Brooke Shields. I think, here's a wonderful and talented woman. And I want to see her do well. And I know that psychiatry is a pseudo science.
: : : In the UK 'SAE' means 'self addressed envelope' that you're supposed to include if you want a reply from certain sources. It's understood that this should also include a stamp to the appropriate value!
: : It has that meaning in the U.S. also.
: - but among schoolteachers in the UK it is also a slang description of a stupid pupil - Short Above the Ears.
In the US it is typically: SASE for Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or SAE for Society of Automotive Engineers or for ME Stephen A. Eichner! I thought you were all talking about me--perhaps I am getting just a tad paranoid?