I Sometimes Say Familiar Words Then Realise They Sound Strange

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    This is weird, I thought I was the only person in the world this happens to.  It happens to me more when I say names, though.  Or my own name for that matter.  Nothing is more trippy than when I look in the mirror and repeat my name several times.  I get so...
    ithinkthereforeiam ithinkthereforeiam
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2007

    My First Time.

    my first experience with this was when i was in grade school. for some reason i was having trouble thinking of the word for the thing that has drawers in it in which you keep clothes. finally the word "dresser" occurred to me, but that just sounded bizarre. that couldn...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2007


    mall mall mall mall mall mall mall mall mall mall!
    sombrehippie sombrehippie
    22-25, F
    May 6, 2008

    Naughty Phenomenon

    the word Phenomenon is really a tongue twister and its also partially lost its meaning cos i keep thinking about the work. And the word Naughty!!!
    luicifersgirl luicifersgirl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2008


    I can remember the first time this happened to me.  I was probably about 8 years old, and I was eating popcorn.  I said the word in my head.  popcorn.  it sounded strange and foreign- alien.  I thought, "what is this...popcorn?"  "why...
    solarxmoon solarxmoon
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 3, 2007

    Japanese If You Please

    I think it's happening more now that I'm learning Japanese.
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom
    18-21, F
    Oct 22, 2008

    " You "

    When I realize how odd most words sound they start to lose their meaning and I can't spell them anymore. It's just... gone. I can't spell very well in the first place but this just makes it so much worse. Recently it was "whatever" and "you." For the life of me I couldn't spell...
    Knabble Knabble
    18-21, F
    Oct 2, 2011


    just think about it.
    forgetmyname forgetmyname
    18-21, F
    Dec 7, 2008

    Its Mostly With Words That I Read More Often Than Hear Get Said

    There are a whole bunch of words that I dont often hear in conversation but will come across when I'm reading. Then when I hear them said or (try to) say them they sound really strange. Macabre, malevolent, colonel... there are loads but of course I cant think of many right now
    WyldHoney WyldHoney
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 31, 2008


    Sometimes I say people's names over and over again in my head until they make no sense. It's weird because it only works with certain names.
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2008


    you know a Blimey started this group cause Realize is spelled 'Realised" :) i love all you Blimeys out there
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Dec 4, 2007

    One Word....

    Spatula.                     (why wont ep let me have a one word entry#???? not beneficial to others? spatulas are always beneficial to others!
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 17, 2008

    Oh So Many....

    Squash. Spleen. Cabbage. Penis. Papaya. Terrestrial, Orange, Purple. Stereo. Miniature. Extremity. Halloween, Magnificent....and so many more. I love the English language. There's another one LANGUAGE. haha.
    fieryfaery fieryfaery
    26-30, F
    Jan 23, 2011

    Got Some Weird Looks..

    I sometimes say something and then I ask the people around me "does this word actually exist?" and they're like "of course." And I have to admit.. the stupidest words sound strange to me sometimes..
    deleted deleted
    Dec 4, 2007

    Oh My God!

    I thought I was the only one this happened to!!! What a relief, lol
    Sunshine29 Sunshine29
    31-35, F
    Dec 29, 2007


    windsock. it's like a sock......for the wind...... .....which makes absolutely no sense, because the wind doesn't have feet, and socks don't normally have streamers.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Feb 11, 2008


    ...Polo!  After a week of playing Marco Polo with swim lesson kids, "Polo" begins to sound funny.
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93
    18-21, F
    Jun 25, 2008
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