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A Woman With Synesthesia Who Can 'Taste' Words Is Telling People What Their Names Taste Like ❤️

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Synesthesia is a physiological condition where one of your senses relates to another sense or part of the body by stimulation of another sense or part of the body. The first recorded case of this phenomenon that we know of dates back to 1690, when a blind man said he experienced the color scarlet upon hearing the sound of a trumpet.

A woman took to Twitter to tell people what their names taste like. The responses were interesting, to say the least.


Julie McDowall is a synesthete who lives in Glasgow, Scotland.

"Ask me what your name tastes like, she proposed.

Of course, McDowall was asked what her own name tastes like:

The answer to that is um, distressing.

Mike wanted to know what his name tastes like:

And lo and behold:

But there's a catch here:

And you bet it does:

Then there's Craig:

Who tastes like:

And then there's Emily:

Who tastes like:

https://twitter.com/JulieAMcDowall/status/1089928959423406081

And Antonio:

Who tastes like (awww):

Stephen was in for a surprise.

He likely never dreamed he'd taste like:

Are you curious about what your name tastes like? You might as well throw it out there. There's no harm in asking.

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