I remember when I was first learning to read I conceptualized words as unique objects. Then one day I realized I could reverse the letters in the word “star” to make “rats”. I flipped out and started looking for new words in existing words whenever I saw them. Seing the word “pots” on a stop sign was one of the most hilarious things at the time.

Also, the Pens and Pencils mug is real and in the store!