Writing Glitch 1066

Today’s glitch:

…And what caused them to think about you, hmmm? *shakes head* It’s nonsense, and if “Psychology Says” it’s true, “Psychology” is even more full of shit than usual.

At any rate, the correct contraction of it is needs an apostrophe: it’s.

“Whenever you think about someone a lot, it’s because they were thinking about you first.”

This is a truly disturbing idea, if you allow yourself to look at it as more than, ‘Awwwww, they’re soulmates — how cute,’ or whatever the writer of the example meant. What if you’re ‘thinking about someone a lot’ because you’re afraid of them? Don’t really want them ‘thinking about you first,’ do you?

Also… by what mechanism would you become aware, even if only subconsciously, that this person is “thinking about you first”? (That’s a serious question; I’d love to see a serious answer, although I don’t expect one. I just want to make fans of “Psychology” admit that they’re using something they know is impossible to “explain” a pet conjecture.)


About Thomas Weaver

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have eight cats. I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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