I have noticed before that if I use a somewhat uncommon word like "doubtlessly" in conversation, my conversation partner is more likely to say the word again later. Am I falling prey to a frequency illusion or is this a real phenomenon? I would be interested if anyone knows any research or studies on this subject.

  • $\begingroup$ I think mirroring is relevant, here. $\endgroup$ – user27529 Dec 24 '20 at 15:54

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