When was the last time you heard a song that got stuck in your head? Maybe you didn't even particularly like it - that makes it even more irritating!
One of them that comes to mind for me is “It’s a Small World After All” that plays on the Disney ride. It goes from cute to annoying as the refrain plays over and over and over again while on a slow boat that goes all the way around the world. To make it worse, it keeps playing in your head for hours. Excruciating.
Everyone seems to have individual sensitivity to the tunes that get stuck.
So how do you get rid of that song?
You sing a … [Read More...]
Just change one little letter in a word and the meaning is completely changed. The English alphabet contains twenty-six letters and with that, we have somewhere between a quarter of a million and one million words currently in use. New words are added to the language constantly and unused words are “retired”, yet not one new letter has been introduced to the alphabet. Simple changes can bring redefinition.
A memorable story about the power of small things comes from a trip to Europe years ago. I was treated like a first class passenger … [Read More...]