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  • i have a deja-list feeling in looking at this word

    October 9, 2017

  • When a common word looks strange and ungainly. Wordnesia. "Here’s how they work: Every now and again, for no good or apparent reason, you peer at a standard, uncomplicated word in a section of text and, well, go all row-ads on it. If you’re typing, that means inexplicably blanking on how to spell something easy like cake or design. The reading version of wordnesia occurs when a common, correctly spelled word either seems as though it can’t possibly be spelled correctly, or like it’s some bizarre combination of letters you’ve never before seen—a grouping that, in some cases, you can’t even imagine being the proper way to compose the relevant term." (Mathew J.X. Malady, in Slate.com)

    October 9, 2017