Who loves ya, baby?
How many languages can you speak? Are you able to flick between them seamlessly? Did learning another language influence your first language in any way? Do you ever find yourself thinking in your other languages?
Yeah that's exactly how I imagined that schizo thing. It's like disembedding the word from the system grid, taking it out and holding it in your hand. It seizes to mean anything.That sensation of repeating or rereading a word until it no longer makes sense is unnerving. It's like unraveling a ball of string or picking at a scab.
I can dampen it a bit, but I can faintly hear the name of anything I look at in the back of my mind. I can't completely shut it off. That may be a good thing though. I imagine silencing it completely could cause problems..The word is now a virus. The flu virus may have once been a healthy lung cell. It is now a parasitic organism that invades and damages the central nervous system. Modern man has lost the option of silence. Try halting sub-vocal speech. Try to achieve even ten seconds of inner silence. You will encounter a resisting organism that forces you to talk. That organism is the word.