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noun linguistics     the historic present pronunciation in British English
  1. the use of present tenses to refer to past time, especially when you want to make a narrative sound more exciting. For example, in sentence ‘The next day he sees the girl again, but this time he asks her if she’d like to go to the fairground’, the verbs ‘see’ and ‘ask’ are in the historic present (present simple).


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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