Am I the only one who's ever stopped to wonder at the rules of language? I mean, who decided on them? More importantly, why do we continue to abide by them, when so often rules contradict each other?
I can completely disorient myself from the rules of language when I say or write the same word over and over and over and over again. It loses its meaning and becomes a mere noise. Once it reaches that stage, it's like my mouth struggles to even make the shape necessary for the noise. It's just nonsensical. Likewise, writing a word again and again and again makes it lose its meaning. It becomes nothing more than a random grouping of letters. Why do we spell things the way we do, after all?
For example, recently this occurred when I spent a lot of thought deciding on the name for this blog. I became so disoriented that I could no longer figure out on my own how to write "discipline". Of course the effect only lasted until I woke up the following morning, but it was a very odd feeling that I won't ever entirely forget.