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(University of Hawaii)   The phenomenon of repeating a word or phrase until it loses meaning is called "semantic satiation." semantic satiation semantic satiation semantic satiation semantic satiation semantic satiation semantic satiation   (soc.hawaii.edu) divider line 111
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2013-02-12 05:41:49 PM
wow
is there any way that that page could be more annoying?
maybe autoplay of some atonal music ??
 
2013-02-12 05:44:42 PM
one of us, one of us,  one of us,  one of us,  one of us,  one of us,  one of us,  one of us,  one of us
 
2013-02-12 05:46:19 PM
Badger.
 
2013-02-12 05:46:34 PM
It's deja vu all over again.
 
2013-02-12 05:47:34 PM
Semantic satiation is a tool of meditation.  So it must be good, right?
 
2013-02-12 05:51:57 PM
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2013-02-12 05:56:40 PM
Let me try...
freedom freedom freedom freedom freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom
yup, lost all meaning.
 
2013-02-12 05:56:59 PM
Which backs my claim that this is why the Pledge of Allegiance loses its meaning in day after day rote recitation in Schools.
 
2013-02-12 05:57:41 PM
 
2013-02-12 06:09:06 PM

alfuso: Which backs my claim that this is why the Pledge of Allegiance loses its meaning in day after day rote recitation in Schools.



It never had any to begin with as far as I knew as a child. No one bothered to tell us what it meant so it was just as meaningful as the prayers I had to memorize.
 
2013-02-12 06:16:41 PM
Bully or being bullied is fast falling prey to this
 
2013-02-12 06:17:27 PM
Amazing!
 
2013-02-12 06:18:58 PM
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2013-02-12 06:26:08 PM

BuckTurgidson: Smock smock smock smock smock smock!


+1
 
2013-02-12 06:27:30 PM
I was about to post "hero," and then I saw what Shrapnel did there. Well played.
 
2013-02-12 06:27:48 PM
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2013-02-12 06:28:14 PM
Damn. I thought GeoCities had been shut down.
 
2013-02-12 06:30:06 PM
The worst word for that is "rural".

Just repeat it to yourself. By 10 iterations it ceases to even sound like language.
 
2013-02-12 06:31:07 PM
People at work made fun of me when I asked them if any of them had ever said a word so many times it lost all meaning and felt alien to say. The main word that I had problems with was "knob" . I would say this word over and over until it just didn't make sense. WHO'S CRAZY NOW, biatchES!!!???
 
2013-02-12 06:32:40 PM
I usually call it "why do you keep watching this channel?"
 
2013-02-12 06:35:25 PM
Evidently African Americans had the wrong strategy to prevent people from saying the N word.
 
2013-02-12 06:38:15 PM
Racism, autism, and assault weapon
 
2013-02-12 06:39:14 PM
Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, YES!
 
2013-02-12 06:39:38 PM
jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus  jesus
mohammed mohammed  mohammed  mohammed  mohammed  mohammed  mohammed  mohammed  mohammed  mohammed
religion religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion  religion
science science  science  science  science  science  ...wait oh shiat.
 
2013-02-12 06:39:55 PM
pancake pancake pancake pancake pancake pancake pancake

Heh, this is fun

pancake pancake pancake pancake
 
2013-02-12 06:41:04 PM
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2013-02-12 06:44:42 PM
 
2013-02-12 06:46:52 PM
So this explains the purpose and intent of rap music? I wish it did, but I doubt it.
 
2013-02-12 06:46:55 PM
Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff, Fiscal Cliff,  Fiscal . . .

We solved that problem, right?
 
2013-02-12 06:49:31 PM
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2013-02-12 06:50:56 PM
Try it with the word 'battery'.
 
2013-02-12 06:52:18 PM
Penis, penis, penis
Vagina, vagina, vagina
 
2013-02-12 06:58:47 PM
Say semantic satiation again!

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2013-02-12 06:59:49 PM
The compulsion to repeat the same word over and over again is called cataphasia. This remains the only fact I have ever learned from VH1's Pop-Up Video.
 
2013-02-12 07:01:23 PM
I told my son when he started dating not to toss the word "love" around lightly. If you tell everyone you date you love them it cheapens the word.
 
2013-02-12 07:02:09 PM
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2013-02-12 07:03:38 PM
Stakeholders stakeholders stakeholders

Ok, I'm done
 
2013-02-12 07:05:56 PM

Olympic Trolling Judge: Developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, developers, YES!


So I was working with some code yesterday and this happened to me with the word "field."  I spent a good minute looking at it because it just looked wrong to me.  I eventually googled it just to make sure I got it right.  Weird moment.
 
2013-02-12 07:08:16 PM
Life life life life life life life life life life life life life life...

Oh gawd. I've lost the will to live. Or else I've attained enlightenment.
 
2013-02-12 07:12:27 PM
"tartlets"
 
2013-02-12 07:21:43 PM
Job creators
 
2013-02-12 07:26:45 PM
oil independence
 
2013-02-12 07:27:11 PM
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2013-02-12 07:31:18 PM

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjzyAHKYJ8M


Came for this.  The thread is done.

/Mmmm... taco shells!
 
2013-02-12 07:34:08 PM

Rufus Lee King: "Cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes, cornflakes!"

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It will never work Vyvian.
 
2013-02-12 07:34:39 PM

Colour_out_of_Space: Let me try...
freedom freedom freedom freedom freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom  freedom
yup, lost all meaning.


Pretty sure that happened during the first teaparty gathering.
 
2013-02-12 07:36:17 PM
imminent

Benghazi
 
2013-02-12 07:39:53 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Semantic satiation is a tool of meditation.  So it must be good, right?


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2013-02-12 07:40:46 PM

freetomato: I told my son when he started dating not to toss the word "love" around lightly. If you tell everyone you date you love them it cheapens the word.


But, D-a-a-a-a-d, it gets me laid!

/Words you don't want to hear from your kids.
 
2013-02-12 07:42:29 PM
Hey everyone. Stop saying "awkward." Even if something is "awkward" don't say it. I'm tired of hearing it constantly.
 
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