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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
Another example of a parapraxis that follows the classic description: a former nurse who was being treated in a psychiatric hospital referred to her roommate in the hospital with the words, "my patient," thus expressing her wish to be a member of the staff rather than an object of professional ministrations.
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