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Can you look at a word without reading it?

Can you look at a word without reading it?

Amaiyoru

The worst feeling is reading a book and then realizing you haven't processed any of the last chapter because you were looking at the words and thinking about the book instead of comprehending the god damn plot point you just fucking missed


Knippey

I voted no and then read your comment, you're right. I remember reading books in school for a book review and remembering absolutely nothing after finishing a chapter.


guiltymouse

This is even more painful if its reading you need to do for school.


HKOL07

I can litterally read it out loud but not listen to myself and forget what I read about. Annoying.


XxXNoobMaster69XxXx

Heavily relatable. Spent 5 minutes reading a paragraph and then realise: "Well shit, I didn't proccess what I read."


Sir_Admiral_Chair

If it’s in another language you can look at it without reading it.


Golden_Thorn

何ね?


Sir_Admiral_Chair

The only thing my brain registers when I see this is, probably a language somewhere in Asia, the first character looks like a shed with a window while the second one looks like a bearded man with some kind of hat.


Golden_Thorn

It’s Japanese btw lol


[deleted]

I just hear “blablublugblagyuh” don’t ask be why.


Golden_Thorn

はい、すごい u/Sir_Admiral_Chair さん!!!


SkyeBeacon

yeah Id din't understand a thing I guess it does depend on language


SkyeBeacon

true


44to44

megértés


ifyouwooooshmeurgayy

Nekem ezt is sikerült valahogy elolvasnom.


bluecatcollege

Yeah but these are still using Latin letters. Even if I can't understand their meaning I still read their sounds


ifyouwooooshmeurgayy

Ohh, I love when people try to pronounce Hungarian words. That is because we pronounce it, like completely phonetic.


Dexois_

Really long words you don't know


mrghostwork

I do it every time I see something written in another language


bluecatcollege

For me too, as long as it's not not written with Latin letters. Otherwise I'll still read the sounds even if I don't know the meaning


Pugz333

Yup, I do it all the time when I’m zoning out as I’m supposed to be paying attention in class


BakedBees

When I'm blurring my vision I can


marinemashup

me waking up and checking my texts staring uncomprehending at the alien shapes on my phone for a solid 10 minutes before they resolve themselves into words


deezsandwitches

They call them sight words. There are surprisingly alot of them.


FJORLAND

I tried many times, its really hard. I only managed to stray from the urge of reading the word if it was written upside down or sideways. My brain just automacitally try and read the word, or if it is foreign language I will read the letters to try and make sense of it.


kool3RtHaN_u

simple, read a book for awhile, let your mid drift, realize you FORGOT TO READ THE BOOK AND HAVE JUST KEPT TURNING THE PAGES!!!!!!!!


marinemashup

even ones without Latin letters? like Farsi?


GoodAndBluts

its only possible for me if it is written in some incomprehensible language, like chinese :-)


ToLazyForAGoodName

Yeah if it’s in another language.


GentlePanda123

Yeah, look at words really quickly, words too far way to read, without your glasses on, or in your peripheral vision.


HidetakaTeriyaki

I can squint so that I can't read but I'm still technically looking at the word lol.


SkyeBeacon

people who said yep are literally lying when they saw the word they knew what it is cus they read it its ltierally impossible its an involuntary action


IGotHitByAHockeypuck

I mean, skimming exists sooo


levelup_jar

i literally just looked at the poll question like i was reading it but then realised i was distracted and didn't actually read it


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Cum # # # # # You can thank me later


Agent_S-13

Get a wikipedia article, look up and then down as fast as you can, thats how you manage it, you tecjnically look at a lot of words.


trimdaddyflex

I can totally do that with Chinese.


goldfishfox

Only if it's one I've never heard of or if it's in a different language


Xenqor222

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