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originally posted by: freedom7
P.s- It was always Berenstein you agree??
Berenstain isn't even a genuine jewish last name, and the creators of the bears books were a Jewish family, no?
originally posted by: Raggedyman
It's your education or assumption, it has since 1938 been Canberra, it's not up for debate
It has never been Sydney in my 50 odd years of life
It's not even a question
You have just been wrong
originally posted by: KEACHI
a reply to: freedom7
I refer to it as snowflake syndrome.
Someone ignorant to the truth, who is also so self righteous that they feel there is no way they could have been mistaken/wrong for so long, desides to claim a non existent "force" has changed reality.
You're dillusional at best.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: Mikehawk
the world is much stranger than we believe it to be. No one knows for sure what the heck our life is
Seriously? That means you don't get behind the steering wheel of a car or rely on electric power to cool down your fridge?
originally posted by: Agartha
First of all those who grew up speaking Italian and Spanish remember the bears as Berenstain, with an 'a', because we don't pronounce it 'ein' like the English speakers, but 'A-in' with 'a' like 'apple'.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
But here's the problem--I was really into spelling when I was a younger child, but one of the issues that I had was differentiating when words had "ei" or "ie" in them. This being the case, I used to own many Berenstein Bears books at that age, and I specifically recall using the name (as I spelled it) as an example of a word/name with "ei" in it. My mom has even verified this.
So, how is that easily explained away? I also remember using it to go beyond spelling to remembering the difference in pronunciation of "ei" and "ie" in German words--again, using that name, printed on the book, as an example.
I fully believe that faulty memory in humans is a big part of the "Mandela Effect," but there ARE some things that have been noted that I just can't explain away.
But, I'm sure to everyone who disagree with the "Berenstein" spelling will just disregard my anecdote as being faulty memory, but it's worth considering that I tested out in both reading and reading comprehension levels in at 12+ grade level when I was in fifth grade--when I would get in trouble as a kid, I'd get sent to my room and what I would do to pass the time was read encyclopedias. I was definitely a book nerd, but spelling was a big thing to me as a child--I can't explain this one away as faulty memory, especially when my mom recalls working with me in the context I noted concering the whole I-before-E thing.