#IAmNotADictionary Word Of The Day: Echolalia
#IAmNotADictionary Word Of The Day: Echolalia – [ek-oh-ley-lee-uh] noun 1. Psychiatry . the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person. 2. the imitation by a baby of the vocal sounds produced by others, occurring as a natural phase of childhood development.
psychiatry the tendency to repeat mechanically words just spoken by another person: can occur in cases of brain damage, mental retardation, and schizophrenia
[C19: from New Latin, from echo + Greek lalia talk, chatter, from lalein to chatter]
Or in other words when you say something to someone and they repeat it back to you as if it was an original thought or idea…yeah, that.