Hubby is on camp Berenstein. Thought I was deliberately trying to irritate him when I told him they are called Berenstain.
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08-05-2015 20:16 #81
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08-05-2015 20:53 #82
08-05-2015 21:07 #83
I think it's very easy for a lot of people to have confused the Berenstein/Berenstain thing. Our minds mostly read by recognizing the shape of the word. So for a word like Berenstain, it would be easy to mistake it for the much more common "stein"...Who has ever heard of a name ending with "stain" instead of "stein"??
I did totally think I remembered Muhammad Ali dying though!
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08-05-2015 21:44 #84
08-05-2015 22:10 #85
No I agree that that's the logical explanation. But it's so damn mind-blowing that so many people could make the exact same specific mistake. And names ending with "Stein" weren't even that common in Australia, it's very German? Jewish? (someone correct me here)
I can't believe you're on Team Stain @harvs!
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08-05-2015 22:17 #86
You can't believe I'm right?!
That's ok. You win cos you have synesthæsia which is the coolest thing ever.
08-05-2015 22:21 #87
The beer cup with a handle is called a 'stein' and many Germanic names finish with this (eg. Weinstein).
We naturally sort new information and match it up with existing information/classifications, this would be an example of this. Another example would be a woman I used to work with. She had a friend called (names altered for privacy) 'Marley' pronounced like Bob Marley. My name 'Maylee' (pron may-lee) is pronounced phonetically by everyone despite being uncommon, but this person 'sorted' my name as 'near enough' to her existing knowledge (her friend's name) and, despite hearing the correct pronunciation hundreds of times, could never adjust to saying it the right way and always called me Mar-lee.
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08-05-2015 22:24 #88
P.S. My name isn't really Maylee.
P.P.S. Mash? Can't change the channel fast enough!
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