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  • Credit for this ad-hoc coinage goes to Tina.

    October 30, 2009

  • Your offspring?

    October 30, 2009

  • Hardly know her. She’s in one of the courses I take at the university and we were discussing some radio program.

    October 30, 2009

  • Is it like earworm, which we calqued from German anyway?

    October 30, 2009

  • The opening sentence must be an earcatcher of sufficient value to retain the listener's interest. Sometimes, a catchy melody or a fanfare is the perfect for this opening "teaser."

    --Barbara E. Benson, 1945, Music and Sound Systems in Industry‎, p. 52

    October 31, 2009