Inexplicable Weird Feeling About Some Random Words

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by StrangerInAStrangeLand, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    How, please?
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Strange as it may seem,
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/great-math-mystery.html
     
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  5. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I thought this thread was more philosophy than mathematics. My bad.
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I'm awed and fascinated by the marvelous and mysterious ways of how the brain can process external stimuli of all kinds.

    And of course I am a great fan of Anil Seth who distinguishes mental perception as controlled and uncontrolled "hallucinations", and makes a persuasive case along with some remarkable examples from personal experience.
    https://www.ted.com/talks/anil_seth_how_your_brain_hallucinates_your_conscious_reality

    This is why I am intrigued by Hameroff's and Penrose's proposition that the micro-tubules in the brain are actually tiny little quantum computers which are able to process and translate all forms of energetic "information" as specific kinds of "bings" (wave collapse phenomena).

    And Hameroff's scientific explanation of the actual wave collapse in the micro-tubules of the brain.


    There are some surprising philosophical implications in these viewpoints.
     
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  8. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    And biological. Much to think about, and thank you.

    Maybe that's why some fungi and some plants do that, to protect their children.

    We just happened to stumble on those that have similar neuroreceptors to the one we rely on for every life.

    Parties are a special occasion, and you need lifeguards if you're going beyond the breakwater. I've been a passenger and a pilot when I was older, but I'm younger than that now.
     
  9. willyloveless Registered Member

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    yes, i experienced that also. but, it's a good way that we learn a new word always.
     
  10. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    For some reason, the word ''similar'' is one such word. Every now and then, I'll spell it like this --> "similiar'' with three i's, not just two. And when I spell it correctly, it still doesn't look quite right to me. Hmm.

    There are a few additional words that on occasion, I'll struggle with - but that one word ...s-i-m-i-l-a-r ...taunts me

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  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Perhaps you're visually rhyming it with familiar?
     
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  12. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Yesss, that's likely it! How did you know that? Hmm.
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Whenever I hear Blind Melon's No Rain (the girl in the bee costume), I hear it as

    I just want someone to say to me, oh
    I'll always be there when you wake, yeah
    You know I'd like to keep my cheating stragedy
    So stay with me and I'll have it made


    And it took me while of turning the word over in my heard to figure out what was wrong with it.


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  14. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I stumble over similiar words.

    I invariably spell my wife's name as Virigina.
     
  15. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I see what you did there.

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    lol Hmm. Now, that isn't a word that would trip me up. I like that name, ''Virginia.''

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  16. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, no - her name is Karen.
     
  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Nah, I'm kidding.

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  18. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Committee commitment committed

    Okay, whew. I just posted these without error. But, it doesn't always happen that way. I'm staring at ''committed'' though, and it just feels wrong.
     
  19. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    I have same+
    Put mine down to mild dyslexia

    Mine show up also in mild confusion between left / right (physical not spelling)

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  20. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    if a word can define an emotion
    can an emotion define a word
    if linguistics has mathematical principals
    can mathematical principals have linguistic influence
    if numbers have sounds
    do sounds have numbers
    when you say a number do you feel a sound
    when you feel a sound do you feel a number

    different people learn and process different ways
    collective learning tends to coerce pathways to assert collective influential meaning to then assign collective association.

    to be part of the group we must compromise
    this compromise is called language
    all the other compromises continue from there
     
  21. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    my latest fascination(past few years) has been with the word "ugly" and how it is used and for what purposes.

    it seems to have quite an odd interface with social communication

    may i just point out the sound of the start of the word invokes quite a guttural sound which is emotive in associative context to assert a sense of emotional pre-determination of assumed meaning.

    i can not think of any other words that start with the Ug' sound.

    it is my speculation that because of this the word takes on its own emotive license.
     
  22. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    It's an ugly word.

    So is "grotesque". Maybe "hideous".
     

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