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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Semantic satiation

I learned a new phrase, "semantic satiation." It's that thing when you repeat a word or phrase to the point where that word or phrase loses its meaning; it's just sound. To use it in a sentence: "Ron Padgett's sonnet 'Nothing in That Drawer' induces in the reader semantic satiation"

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