posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:19 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
With The Berenstein/ain Bears, it goes beyond even having very vivid memories of my father pronouncing it "Berenstein" and me reading it as
"Berenstein," over several years, and coming back to look them over for sentimental purposes in my teenage and adult years and visually seeing
"Berenstein Bears," and seeing cartoons which were titled and pronounced "Berenstein." There were kids and adults who pronounced the name differently.
Some said "Berenstain," others said "Berenstine," while many said "Berensteen." The reason why, as my father once explained to me, was that the
wording confused people. The "-ein" could be pronounced in different ways, but the "een" pronunciation was the correct one. If it was spelled
"-stain," no one would have been confused about how to pronounce it, much less many people. As well, I would have been making fun of the name as a
kid. The Bears who "stain" their pants. Apparently, kids today do make fun of that, as I would have too. But in the youth that I experienced, they
were always the "Berenstein Bears."
Also of interest is how so many of us remember it this way, not just differently. No one remembers "Berenstine" or "Bearinston." We all remember the
same exact wording and pronunciation, crystal clear.
It's easy to write off someone's experience as easily explainable if you yourself have not experienced it. All I can do for you is to lay out my
testimony and the facts. If it seems like too much of a stretch for you to accept, that's fine. But as I pointed out, even modern physics believes in
alternate universes. To me, it's rather closed-minded to assert that no one is experiencing what they claim to experience, especially with so many
other people with the same exact experience.
edit on 2-5-2018 by LoneCloudHopper2 because: (no reason given)