So if I read out a list of words, and one of them is rude or shocking in some way, the words you're most likely to remember are the first one, the last one, and the rude one, and these are known as the effects of primacy, recency, and... blatancy? You can come up with your own name for the last one.
I was reminded of this this morning when my wife asked if I'd stayed up until the end of MLG and I'd said that I had and she said:
"who won? was it that fruity one?"
In other news: good morning! I hope you are happy and well.
On June 11 2012 19:48 Vivax wrote: Good morning. Let me enhance your blog.
I wish I could star your post :/ I'd like to rate you favorably for doing such a service to TL and to one of our bloggers.
**** Cheers to you, Vivax!
Cheers indeed! "Serial position effect" is also a good phrase to Google for.
So how come my wife remembers Fruitdealer? Is he primal or blatant? I think both - he has an interesting life story and a cool name and he's the first champion and I had the Fruitalisk picture as my wallpaper for a while, so there are lots of ways he could have infiltrated my wife's memories (she is not a Starcraft fan herself). Even so, I've talked about DongRaeGu a lot over the past 6-9 months or so so it's a little surprising that she didn't guess that he had won MLG.
PS "Fruiterer" is a much nicer word than "Fruitdealer" and I wish it had taken off.