earworm (was Re: Secret OED files uncovered)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 7 14:17:30 UTC 2010

a.k.a. "Big Spider" Beck. (Don't remember where I heard that one. I must be
getting old. ... Well, it beats the alternative.)

m a m

On Fri, Aug 6, 2010 at 5:38 PM, George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu>wrote:

> "Ear-worm" was discussed here, starting in March of '05, in a debate begun
> by JL.  It's where I first learned the word.
> A while ago, I spent a couple of days with "When I'm behind the wheel of my
> merry Oldsmobile" running through my head.
> I've got to stop listening to Bix Beiderbecke.
> George A. Thompson
> Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
> Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

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