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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Opposite Of Deja Vu...

...is jamais vu: a feeling of false unfamiliarity with a situation. For example, walking into one's own home and feeling that one has never been there before. Just another unnecessary piece of information that one picked up this morning. You can go back to your rich, productive life now.

2 Comments:

  • There's 'presque vu' as well, which means 'nearly seen'- a false sensation of having seen something familiar but not quite.

    By Blogger Partisan, at 12:34 PM  

  • Fascinating. (There's also 'tu whit tu vu' -- the sensation of having heard an owl.)

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 12:52 PM  

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