posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:42 PM
Alright, this thread is on a subject that has swirled around in my pink stuff for a long time now and I'm still not sure how to approach it, but here
What's the big deal with these dumbflux who break words into syllables and interpret what you say as entirely not what you said? This brings me back
to when I was a kid and my siblings would do the same thing. Fortunately for us, none of us brought this abnormal "game" with us into adulthood or
God forbid, incorporated this illogical thought process into our mental functions. I'm trying to think an example up but this subject is difficult to
explain. How about this:
My user name is "Asynchrony". This word has a single meaning and cannot be interpreted a second way. But, if someone were to "break-it-down" as I
previously mentioned, then it would be read as "Ass Wench Runny" or "Asian Chron, Why?" or "A Sin Crow NY". I mean, right off the bat it's
obviously clear that an alternate interpretation of "Asynchrony" is entirely not related to the real definition of the word.
That's a very important point to spell out clearly because believe it or not there are people out there who mentally convert words like that on a
continuous basis and actually make critical decisions based on these "interpretive sub-definitions". It's like superstition, they'll hack at it
until they have a stroke and really, what's there to stress about?
Hey nutso, "Sprite" isn't an abbreviation for "Special Right"!
On and on I could go with this example bit but I ain't going to. Add your own sub-definitions to this thread if you'd like or expand upon the
One real good explanation I'd come up with was when a foreigner moves to America and starts to learn the language. English can be confusing with some
words sounding the same phonetically but are spelled differently (Example: To, Too, Two). It goes from there the more elaborate a word is as it gets
longer. I can see the learning foreigner catching small syllables out of that bigger word as their mind automatically reads it. (Again, an example
would be mentally picking out the name "Ron" out of "Asynchrony" before your mind recognizes the whole of the word and it's true definition.)
I suppose this odd "word-misinterpretation" issue is a rare thing but I'd known my fair share of folks who do this and it can get maddening to try
and converse with them. I also suppose that if this "word-misinterpretation" issue was a chronic thing (no pun intended) then I think it would be
safe to call it a mental disability.
What do you think? Mental disability or harmless fun? Feel free to expand on this topic or include other annoying conversation abnormalities.