Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Thoughts and prayers get us nowhere. It's time for policy and change.

Quoted in One dead, eight wounded in Colorado school shooting.  (, 5/7/2019)

How 'thoughts and prayers' went from common condolence to cynical meme.  (CNN, 5/19/2018)
Semantic satiation is the phenomenon in which a word or phrase is repeated so often it loses its meaning. But it also becomes something ridiculous, a jumble of letters that feels alien on the tongue and reads like gibberish on paper. "Thoughts and prayers" has reached that full semantic satiation.

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