Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

10. Words That Make Us: Jealousy

In this episode of the "Words That Make Us" podcast, Rama and Tony discuss the topic of “Jealousy”. Is there a difference between jealousy and envy? What nuances might there be between these words in English vs. other languages and cultures? Why is the colour green associated with jealousy? Can jealousy be used for good or is it always a toxic, negative feeling? How jealous are you and how does jealousy manifest for you?

 

The green-eyed monster:

https://poets.org/poem/othello-act-iii-scene-iii-o-beware-my-lord-jealousy

Othello Syndrome

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2507072/Paranoid-woman-Debbi-Wood-suffering-Othello-Syndrome-forces-fianc-lie-detector-test.html

And God Wept:

https://philipchircop.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/and-god-wept/

Is jealousy genetic?

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2013/nov/01/jealousy-genes

Where jealousy comes from:

https://www.sciencefocus.com/the-human-body/where-does-jealousy-come-from

Delilah by Tom Jones banned

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/feb/01/delilah-welsh-rugby-union-choirs-banned-from-singing-tom-jones-hit

How legal system sympathises with male jealousy-

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-29612916

A Lover’s Envy by Henry Van Dyke:

https://allpoetry.com/A-Lover%27s-Envy

 

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