Inexplicable Weird Feeling About Some Random Words

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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    It is like part of me knows it is correct yet part of me has the weird feeling about it.

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  3. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    No. Not in the least.

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  5. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I do not stare at a word until after I get the weird feeling.

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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    These audio illusions may be of interest.


    McGurking...hehe
     
  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    I get this when looking at the Dutch language, my native language. It has to be the strangest language in the world. Its harsh and guttural and some of the words are just too hilarious to be considered a language at all. In addition it has adopted words from many other countries, undoubtedly due to the Dutch being a seafarers and traders. French, English, German, Italian, you name it the Dutch use it.
    Even the word Dutch is a complete misnomer. It stems from Deutsch, which is German, but to identify oneself as a Netherlander takes much too long and we have replaced it with an even longer term "Holland Dutch". Go figure....

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  10. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    English is probably more than half adopted from other languages.
    I do not recall ever having that weird feeling with any words other than English.

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  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    In a book by Edward de Bono, he described an experiment in which you make jello in a shallow pan; when it's set, you prop it up at a small angle and drip hot water at the upper end. The water takes more-or-less random paths at first but over time the paths merge and some of the channels become deeper. The end result is that the deeper channels attract more of the water and become even deeper.

    That's an analogy to the way thoughts become embedded in out brains. Even something that's new is likely to be directed into one of the old channels.
     
  12. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    And the problem with some posters their brains give every appearance of being Jello

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  13. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Well, if it's a flavor I like, I can live with that.....

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  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Eat the jello brains?

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  15. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    The interesting thing is that when you measure the meanderings against a straight line to the bottom, you'll end up with an average of about Pi.
    Jello Pi.!.......

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  16. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    WOW a fussy zombie

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  17. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Even zombies have rights...

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  18. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    In the constitution?

    I seem to remember something about dead not having any rights with remnants of those they did have prior to death passing to their estate

    However there could well be some crazy polititicon wanting to give dead people the vote. Since many are against cleaning up voter rolls it seems some dead are already voting by proxy

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    A common misconception is that zombies are dead people. This is not correct and probably a great source of confusion regarding their constitutional rights..

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    By the recent voting history, it is becoming apparent that there is now emerging evidence of their existence. I foresee a massive shake-up in the next census.....

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    ps. where did all those children go?
     
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  20. Michael 345 Looking for Bali in Nov Valued Senior Member

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    Zombies are folkloric undead creatures who consume human flesh

    "creatures?"

    Not "undead humans?"

    Do we have creatures from horses to cockroaches as zombies?

    Are graveyards dine out sites? Crematoriums - dehydrated humans to go - just add water

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  21. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    They did the mash, the zombie mash. It caught on with a splash. It was a graveyard smash.
     
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  22. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Undead means technicly dead yet animated.

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  23. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not going read the whole thread, but, wow. So many of y'all are children.

    Synesthesia is fairly common. Most people suppress it because it can be a hindrance in hunting and gathering, but on feast night, with the magical herbs or mushrooms, it's a celebration that just might result in more cerebration.

    Just my opinion, perhaps warranted. Your mileage may vary...
     
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