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"That Feeling, You Can Only Say What It Is in French" is a short story written by Stephen King. It was first published in the 22/29 June 1998 issue of The New Yorker, and was later included in King's own 2002 collection Everything's Eventual.

The title refers to the sensation of deja vu.


As the story progresses, a woman begins to remember skeletons from the closet, starting as financially strapped newlyweds who went onto greater things with her husband's eventual success in the computer industry. It is implied, though never explicitly revealed, that the man and woman have been killed in a mid-air plane collision, and are suffering eternal torment.