Ear Weir

EGs Story 1

I guess that only makes sense if words are fish. But something is being intercepted between aural and neural signals – even if meaning and understanding are microseconds away from the initial slip of the ear. This happens often, although my hearing is supposedly fine. I found this instance amusing and tried to capture it. My first multi-panel attempt at visual storytelling took me longer than any other rendering efforts to date. Much harder than it seems. And what about that slightly obsessive love of confused consonants? Mondegreens, slant rhymes, eutony,¬†echolallia … I wasted significant time searching for a good definition of my experience, and did find a research blog where you can tweet your misheard phrases to language researchers at University College London, although this particular one gives me pause …

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