[LMB] We Need a Word For This

Matija Grabnar lmb at matija.com
Tue Jun 8 17:57:23 BST 2021

On 08/06/2021 16:53, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> Sometimes, out of the blue, I get the urge to reread a particular
> scene in a book - usually one of Lois's.
> Sometimes it leads to a whole reread, but often it's just that scene,
> even when I know it so well I can practically recite it. I just need to
> read it again.
> But we need a word for that urge to reread a specific scene.
How about "déjà lu" (already read) as analogous to "déjà vu" (already seen)?

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