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by , 21st August 2012 at 11:34 AM (1387 Views)
Before you open the spoiler below, I want you to think about the names "Kiki" and "Bouba."

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  1. Polkadot Jolteon's Avatar
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    T'was fun. Really shows how first impressions are important. Not that anyone seems to care about first impressions, mind.
  2. GatoRage's Avatar
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    I saw this on QI once. They also had something else that was pretty similar:

    In the Huambisa language of South America, 98% of people who didn't speak it, when hearing the words "chunchuikit" and "mauts", and asked which was a bird, and which was a fish, thought that "chunchuikit" was a bird and "mauts" was a fish.

    And "Oxymoron" literally means sharp-blunt.

    QI has a lot of fun stuff.
  3. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    @GatoRage; What is QI?
  4. GatoRage's Avatar
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    @TheMissingno.; 'Quite Interesting', a British tv-show with Stephen Fry and some other comedians talking about interesting, random stuff.
  5. Jack Pschitt's Avatar
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    That was deep, bro.
  6. Karamazov's Avatar
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    I named my dog Kiki. What's this about shapes?
  7. J J M's Avatar
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    "Kiki" has a sharp sound hence why it fits the first shape. And "Bouba" sounds fat (?) I guess.
  8. System Error's Avatar
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    I said the opposite, because I thought people would say the one on the right is "bouba" because it's got those round lumps to it and kind of is close to "booba".

    That's right bitches. I AM THE 2-5%.
  9. TheMissingno.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by System Error
    I said the opposite, because I thought people would say the one on the right is "bouba" because it's got those round lumps to it and kind of is close to "booba".

    That's right bitches. I AM THE 2-5%.
    The fact that you knew what most people would call each one still proves the experiment correct.
  10. System Error's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMissingno.
    The fact that you knew what most people would call each one still proves the experiment correct.
    Yes but I did it for the round reasons. Sounds vs. the breasteses etc.

    I am still the 2-5%. Suck it.
  11. ZMT123's Avatar
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    I named the one on the right, Kiki.
  12. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
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    Did they ever switch the order of the images when doing this? One would expect to map the first word you read to the first image you see regardless of characteristic. This has the potential to skew the entire experiment's results.

    Still, the implications are neat.
    Updated 22nd August 2012 at 01:43 PM by 33Whimsicott33

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