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in the grand scope of millions of years of hunter gatherer society, to a few hundred to switch to agriculture is minimal. I bring this up because like agriculture is real, so is some sort of hive mentality. Otherwise how did various continents figure out the same thing with no contact? Now if hive mentality is real, maybe the Mandela effect is not completely far fetched?
originally posted by: Phage
originally posted by: GoShredAK
a reply to: Phage. Hive mentality seems inexplicable.
How about the rise of agriculture 8-10 thousand years ago? How it appeared on several continents at the same time yet with no contact.......
"At the same time" is arguable but at least agriculture is real.
originally posted by: hidingthistime
a reply to: SaturnFX
It really baffles me how people who have not experienced this, have made them selves into self appointed experts on how wrong we all are....
Wait until it happens to you! You are the ones who will have to swallow your pride and feel not so superior...
Eat some humble pie.
Went to the bathroom to wash up
Had some soap on my face and my hand up on a cup
I said, um, mirror mirror on the wall
Who is the top choice of them all
There was a rubble dubble, five minutes it lasted
The mirror said you are you conceited bastard
originally posted by: paperdoll
I am interested in this topic and and will probably reread your post again but as a quick reply:
When I look at these anomalies, it feels like my mind moves back and forth. For example, I initially think, "it IS berenstein and McIntyre!". Then the more I physically look at the strange word, I start to think, "maybe it has been berenstain and mcentire". I go back to thinking my original thoughts but the uncertainty feels weird. I think it may be like when one says a word repeatedly and the word becomes unfamiliar. I'm talking about the disassociation I feel, not saying that's the reason for the effect. I am open to the different timeline theory.
Now, with the depend. It seems to me that it may really have always been depend, but we call them depends. Like how we call the store aldi, aldi's. Or like how I call mr hero, mr hero's. I realize that luvs and pampers do have the s.
I am on my phone and I wanted to add that when I begin to type ' mci ', McIntyre is automatically suggested but McEntire is not, even after typing the whole word. Also, sorry if my blocks of text are large and if I have typos. It's hard to go back and edit on my tiny phone.
originally posted by: ventian
a reply to: TombEscaper
The Mandela Effect is something I find very fascinating. That said, I believe we should consider the fact that the average westerner's vocabulary and general grammar practices require consideration. I know of one graduate from a major U.S. university with a Bachelor's in English. She is unable to properly use their, they're, and there. More proof can be provided via any NCAA sports broadcast.
As to the OP itself, I am not sure I ever recall seeing Reba M.'s name. I don't particularly care for her music, but she was kind of funny in Tremor's. But the Mandela Effect can no longer be denied because we have it *vaguely* defined, not because a few people may or may not be misremembering a name.
TL;DR: Great post, horrible title.