One recent morning when I was having difficulty waking up, I was flipping through the channels on the television as I ate my breakfast while waiting for the coffee to brew, and I stopped on a news program. I followed the news stories for some time, long enough to eat most of my bowl of Greek style yogurt strawberries and heavy whipped cream, when I suddenly noticed the news people were all speaking french, and it occurred to me that I don't speak french. I checked what channel I had on, and , sure enough, it was a french speaking channel from Canada.
It wasn't until I realized I they were speaking french that I became unable to follow the program. How was it that I was able to understand them before I realized they were speaking french? Was my barely awake brain merely hearing the few words I knew and the few that have words similar to english and extrapolating to fill in the blanks?
Has anyone else ever had similar experiences?