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25 Things You Had No Idea There Were Words For

Did this with "jelly" one time when I was 8 or so. And with other words countless times since then. Have done it with my own name.

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Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as...

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What’s In A Name: “Semantic satiation” and the art of choosing a perfect company name. It’s a slightly unusual feeling that we’ve all been struck with. We say some common everyday word one too many times and it suddenly loses all meaning. It just feels peculiar, like gibberish almost...

from About.com Education

Semantic Satiation: Repeating a Word Until Its Meaning Disappears

Semantic satiation is a phenomenon whereby the uninterrupted repetition of a word eventually leads to a sense that the word has lost its meaning.

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Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds.