Entry: Going out on a limb Wednesday, November 03, 2010

I just have to let this out...

I've been encountering this for the past many years. I don't know if it's just me. Probably not. But I encounter words and phrases on some days that get repeated throughout the day.

I first noticed it when I was in 4th grade while, while I was  on my way home. One of my schoolmates said the phrase "nakakalula" as in the feeling of vertigo or fear of heights or something like that. Lo and behold, when I get back home, I turned on the TV and there was this TV show and one of the hosts said the same exact phrase. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, but it's quite a funny, peculiar feeling nonetheless.

And it's been an on-going event for me ever since. It doesn't necessarily happens everyday.  It just happened yesterday and today. Yesterday, I heard at least 3 times the phrase "go out on a limb." The first instance is on the TV sitcom "Gary Unmarried" and… I forget the other instances haha but it was repeated at least 2 more times (I think I heard the phrase on an episode of "How I Met Your Mother" as well ). And then today, I encountered the phrase "opposable thumb," the first instance on an episode of The Big Bang Theory and the second one on a note by someone on Facebook.

It's just coincidence, of course. Maybe the phrases I heard are quite unique or not phrases that either I use very rarely or haven't heard before.


Anyway, from now on, I'll take note of the words/phrases déjà vu experiences that I encounter. :D


03 Nov 2010


November 29, 2010   01:51 PM PST
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