Mandela effect

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined by Fiona Broome in reference to her own false memory of the death of South African leader Nelson Mandela in the 1980s (when he was in fact still alive).

Noun[edit]

Mandela effect (plural Mandela effects)

  1. A collective false memory, one shared by many people.