Sometimes, I get the inexplicable feeling, which also happens to be maddening, that the word why is spelled wrong. In my mind, for a few seconds at least, the spelling doesn't match with the word at all.

Other words are while, when etc. This is usually followed by a frantic search online or in a dictionary for the word's spelling, after which my mind truly believes that the spelling of the word is correct.

  • $\begingroup$ quora.com/… $\endgroup$ – BCLC Apr 25 '16 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_satiation $\endgroup$ – BCLC Apr 25 '16 at 19:58
  • $\begingroup$ A-are you sure you're ready? No-Not that I don't have comfidence in you but it's more important that you have confidence in you. Do you have confidence in you? I-Is the word confidence starting to sound weird to you? A little. $\endgroup$ – BCLC Apr 25 '16 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ Oh honey what kind a horrible mother am I? One that's smothering her son?! I-I-it's quite natural to feel guilty, bu-but I mean it's not too good to feel too guilty, but a little guilty is normal. I mean you shouldn't feel guilty about not feeling guilty but Is the word guilty starting to sound weird to you? -A little. -A little. $\endgroup$ – BCLC Apr 25 '16 at 19:59
  • $\begingroup$ Wrong is spelled w r o n g. $\endgroup$ – user9634 May 1 '16 at 23:19