Posts tagged “coincidence”

Name these phenomena, puhleeze?!

I would have thought one of these was Synchronicity but that doesn’t seem right.

Phenomenon 1: You learn a new word, idea, author’s name, book title, etc. The next day you see this word in the newspaper, or someone mentions it in conversation, or you spot the term online. Regularly.

Phenomenon 2: You are writing an email with music playing, and as you finish a sentence with the word “dirt” you’ll hear the vocalist sing “dirt.” Or you are chatting in front of the TV and as you utter a word, the characters on the show say the same word.

Are there words for this? Or do we need a neologism?


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