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a nonexistent entity believed in by some psychoanalysts as an excuse for flagellating themselves, and/or by cultural critics as an explanation for anything they can't explain.
Because of the Lacanian Real, we're all a pile of shit.

The reason why the Walrus Man bleeds when he's hit with a lightsaber even when nobody else ever bleeds when hit with a lightsaber is because of the Lacanian Real.
by Andy April 17, 2004
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