Donald Trump says it's a disaster


#1

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#2

is there a formal name for the phenomenon where, after much repetition, a word just becomes a series of sounds that you no longer recognize as a word?


#3

A wise man once said: it takes one to know one.


#4

Yep! Semantic Satiation.


#5

She got off the plane, didn’t wait for the propellers to stop, turned and stepped back to wave goodbye to the flight attendant, and it disaster.


#6

yes! thank you! this video should be used as an example on that wiki page.


#7

You’re welcome, assuming you meant to reply to me and not yourself.


#8

Disaster? I hardly knew her!


#9

You heard about the cow that backed into a fan, right? Dis-assed her.


#10

i did! this system does not make replying to nested replies very intuitive. i think i’ve figured it out?


#11

The China Syndrome.


#12

Trumpification. Don’t listen to these other losers, I know the real answer.


#13

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There was an excellent article in Salon a short while back, that analyzed Trump’s vocabulary. When speaking in public, he only uses about a dozen modifiers, and they’re all extreme. Everything is huge, fantastic, smartest, richest, or it’s a disaster, or someone is a lightweight or a failure. There is no middle ground in Trump’s world.

My favorite quote of his, as it probably says a lot about him, is when taking about how he was doing in the polls, he said, “I’m ahead by a fortune.” Wow.


#15

Jamais vu


#16

That’s a new one for me. (And I speak rudimentary French. Not enough.)


#17

Trump has a point; you can look in any direction and see a disaster of some sort within 100m.


#18

Would he keep it up off-camera? At home with the wife:
“Darling, I love you and all, but your cooking…”
“Son, your latest school report…”
“What did the dog do in the hall? …”

But maybe, in the words of Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


#19

Much like a rhinoceros sees a huge horn everywhere he turns his gaze.


#20

After watching the video I’m not totally convinced he knows what the word means. Wouldn’t it be embarrassing if all this time his policies were a big misunderstanding?