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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby hayate on Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:47 pm

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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby kokorodoko on Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:34 pm

Catydid.

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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby RSMurphy on Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:41 pm

Adam Sr wrote:Semantic satiation?


jeff_fox wrote:THE.

Think about it. Freaks me out.


In grade school our secretary's name was Mrs. Sheehan. I would almost drive myself crazy lying awake in bed at night repeating her name for some odd reason: sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan...

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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby andyman on Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:15 pm

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It's ill-fitting in all of its applications.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby first2letters on Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:00 pm

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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby hayate on Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:29 pm

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RSMurphy wrote:
Adam Sr wrote:Semantic satiation?


jeff_fox wrote:THE.

Think about it. Freaks me out.


In grade school our secretary's name was Mrs. Sheehan. I would almost drive myself crazy lying awake in bed at night repeating her name for some odd reason: sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan, sheehan...


Also pick-up Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson.


sheehan would trip me out, too.

also, Snow Crash: YES.

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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby Arson Smith on Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:54 pm

I can still see in my mind exactly my surroundings where I was when I first encountered this phenomenon as a wee young'n. A very vivid memory. The word for me was "door".
My mind, it's a terrible diskette.
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Re: Words that sound dumb when you repeat them

Postby Anthony Flack on Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:19 pm

natesalon wrote:Wasps. The sibilant sound of the last three letters in particular. Wasp on its own is fine, but throw in that last S and it just stops sounding like a real word.


SPSS

One of Stephin Merritt's other bands is called the 6ths. I'm sure that's on purpose. Sik-SSTHSS

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