Why Scientists Are Trying To Give People Déjà Vu On Purpose
Josh O’Connor

Déjà vu is the sensation of having seen something before, to use the term to mean having a false memory of any other sense is incorrect (or at least inaccurate) as it translates literally as already seen.

I find this a lot with Americans, who don’t appear to study languages at school (save perhaps Spanish), because they can’t translate a term, they apply it incorrectly, it’s the reason why they don’t understand proper Latin and Greek pluralisation (I’ve even read a bacteria or the nucleuses in some American scientific journals (and the fact that autocorrect didn’t flag the latter is worrying, means it’s becoming accepted) and scientists really ought to know better).

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