Re: [AUD]: "Song Stuck in Your Head" phenomenon (Christian Spevak )

Subject: Re: [AUD]: "Song Stuck in Your Head" phenomenon
From:    Christian Spevak  <christian(at)SPEVAK.DE>
Date:    Sun, 21 Jan 2001 11:16:47 -0000

> This may or may not be of interest, but in German a song stuck in your > head is called an "Ohrwurm" (lit. "earwig"). Very descriptive! :) I may be wrong here, since I'm not a native English speaker, but I think = "wig" is not the correct translation for "wurm", because the German word = "Wurm" means "worm", while "wig" has (according to Merriam Webster's = dictionary the following meanings: 1 a : a manufactured covering of natural or synthetic hair for the head b : TOUPEE 2 2 : an act of wigging : REBUKE=20 Therefore I'd suggest "earworm"... ____________________________ Christian Spevak Music Department University of Hertfordshire, UK christian(at)

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