Did you know that almost 50,000 English words have been taken out of the Oxford English dictionary? Linguists have called them obsolete, meaning no longer relevant or useful, kind of like my online dating profile. Let’s dive into this list of words that define everyday things that we didn’t know actually had names.
Like a worm finds its way into your apple when you’re not looking, so does an annoying song. An earworm is a song that magically pops into your head even though you’re sure that you didn’t hear it. And of course, the song is one that drives us nuts! The average earworm lasts about 100 years… or at least it feels that way.