This AskMe post
blows my mind in a minor and enjoyable way. Who knew? It turns out a lot of people have a Tourette's-like response to embarrassing memories.
posted by ottereroticist to MetaFilter-Related at 10:12 PM (75 comments total)
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As Miko says
in the thread, "It fascinates me that so many others find this familiar, as I also thought it was a personal quirk. I hope we hear from one of the folks who knows something about neurology or emotional psychology - because it's damned interesting to me that there is such a common physical/verbal response to the memory of embarrassment!"
(I'm especially amused by the folks who compulsively blurt out endearments to a past love. Seems like that could become an infinitely self-renewing source of embarrassing moments!)