Quoted in One dead, eight wounded in Colorado school shooting. (Madison.com, 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.