SHOW me a single 20th-century film aficionado who doesn’t recall the Wicked Queen greeting her Magic Mirror. Walt Disney’s first animated movie ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ was released in 1937, and so, there’s nearly a century of viewers who intimately know the line. We may be getting old now but there are multiple generations who jointly recall hearing “Mirror, mirror.” No, “Magic mirror on the wall” doesn’t sound quite right at all but that’s the way it goes in the movie now. The gun is still smoking on this one, and mittens will be required. The dissenters have a hot potato, and they know it.
Which makes the most annoying part about this Mandela Effect having to listen to the nuh-uh people insert their blue pill logic into the line swap. They’re claiming “Mirror” twice spoken would be a stupid and pointless gesture because the queen was addressing her friend the mirror by name. Oh, please. The reason why “Mirror, Mirror” is so fondly remembered is because one could not listen to the line without wondering why the Queen could not think of anything better to say other than ‘Mirror’ twice. That’s what made it so potent. The way the twice spoken word entered into one ear and then swirled around in there without ever exiting out the other. She had her reason though. The Queen was invoking an incantation.
As you may or may not be able to tell, it’s spring cleaning around here at TUC. I’ve been putting in the fixes upon my Mandela Effect paper as of late, as well as others. I didn’t even realize what a smoking gun the “Mirror, mirror” ME was until I got around to researching it. You can read the entire update in the PDF below.