Double Take

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When something surprising happens and wakes you up from your usual slumbers of encountering and navigating the world you live in, you might just do a double take. Was that really someone famous you saw walking by? Was that your ex who needed a break from relationships kissing someone else?

Double Take comes from the movies and when directors had to have another look or even re-cast and re-do the shot because there was something wrong with it.

And so it has come to enter standard parlance to refer to something that makes you have a second look. Now you know that, aren't you glad you took the time to read this?

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