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! Words Mean - What They Do

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We throw them to the winds;
like water from a shower;
what wind? what shower? and who throws them to whom?

In 1996, John Bargh, with scrupulous research,
found that, hearing words about the elderly –
even when flashed subliminally on the screen –
makes us walk more slowly…you kidding? No…

and in 1998, Dijksterhuis and Van Knippenberg

showed that if we hear words about ‘professors’
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Ernestine Northover 22 September 2007

I do believe some words can stimulate the mind, like chocolate, coffee, wine, they make us want to sup. Then again some words are put off's. Ironing, vacuuming, cleaning. I suppose it is how your brain analyses words. An interesting poem on a theory. Enjoyed the read Michael, a lot of thought in this one, I shall ponder on. Thanks. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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