"For most of history, Anonymous was a woman." Virginia Woolf

Monday, February 27, 2006

97.5 doesn't usually play Bon Jovi or why I like words that sound funny

Synchronicity-coined by Carl Jung, it describes "'temporally coincident occurences of acausal events'...it is the experience of having two (or more) things happen simultaneously in a manner that is meaningful to the person or people experiencing them, where that meaning suggests an underlying pattern. It differs from coincidence in that synchronicity implies not just a happenstance, but an underlying pattern or dynamic that is being expressed through meaningful relationships or events."

Apophenia-coined by Klaus Conrad, it is the "'unmotivated seeing of connections' accompanied by a 'specific experience of an abnormal meaningfulness'". Basically seeing something in nothing.

Very well, it is likely that I am just crazy. But aren't those just the neatest words?

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