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Common words looking unfamiliar for a short period of time

Fraiche

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Has anyone ever had the experience where they are typing or reading something and all of a sudden, a word that you've always known and recognized suddenly looks like it's off? It has happened to me with words like "south" and "commercial" just now.

Hope it's not alzehimers or something...cause I'm relatively young.
 

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use 'judicial system' in a sentence without sounding drunk.
 

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wow. this happens to me all the time. like just now with time. i was thinking it looked ti-me (like tee-may)
 

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Yea I'm like this too. Us humans are dumb.
 

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Brain tumour.
 

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This happened to me this past Thanksgiving with the word "turkey". It was really strange.
 

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Originally Posted by Fraiche
Has anyone ever had the experience where they are typing or reading something and all of a sudden, a word that you've always known and recognized suddenly looks like it's off? It has happened to me with words like "south" and "commercial" just now.

Hope it's not alzehimers or something...cause I'm relatively young.


it's called aging.
 

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Happens to me often. I'll be writing a note and suddenly a very simple word will look misspelled to me, and I write and read a lot.
 

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Yup, it happens to me from time to time. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to which words set it off, either.
 

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alexia (word blindness) - losing the ability to read?
 

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One time my friend said something to me and I swear it was in Mandarin but it wasn't.
 

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All of the time. You're momentarily overcome with a sense of bewilderment and helplessness as you stare at the word, wondering what's wrong. I get sent to an alternate dimension when I read this: "Your going to the store" "He's going to loose the game" Even worse - "You're dog is in my yard"
 

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Originally Posted by willpower
All of the time. You're momentarily overcome with a sense of bewilderment and helplessness as you stare at the word, wondering what's wrong.


I get sent to an alternate dimension when I read this:

"Your going to the store"

"He's going to loose the game"

Even worse - "You're dog is in my yard"


If it's a nice dog, it's not so bad. You could play with it and laugh at it's antics.
 

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It's called Jamais vu, the opposite of a DÃ
jà vu experience. Shouldn't be anything to worry about. It's happened to me with words, objects, and places. The last and final time I used caffeine it triggered a Jamais vu and derealization experience. I was in the car in a place I've been hundreds of times and all of a sudden there was a sensation of unfamiliarity like it was my first time there. I was still able to navigate home somehow because the house was close.
 

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Originally Posted by CDFS
If it's a nice dog, it's not so bad. You could play with it and laugh at it's antics.
Granted, although I then have dog crap to remove. Woah, just had Jamais Vu on the spelling of "crap".
 

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