[ bah-der-mahyn-hof fi-nom-uh-non, ‐nuhn ]
/ ˈbɑ dərˈmaɪn hɒf fɪˌnɒm əˌnɒn, ‐nən /
the seemingly sudden awareness of encountering a word, phrase, fact, or thing that one has only recently learned of.
These Common Words Have Some Very Uncommon OppositesYou know up is the opposite of down, but do you know the antonyms of ambidextrous and placebo? English isn't always black and white.
What Is It Called When A Person Is “Speaking In Tongues?”A person who has what is known as “the gift of tongues” is usually in the midst of religious ecstasy, trance, or delirium. The speaker — and often witnesses too — believe that they are being possessed by a supernatural spirit or channeling the language of a deity or divine being, although the words are incomprehensible otherwise. Experts call this phenomenon glossolalia, a Greek compound of the words …
Origin of Baader-Meinhof phenomenon
First recorded in 1990–95 in a discussion thread in the St. Paul Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota) by a participant who had heard the name twice in close succession; named after the Baader-Meinhof Gang or Baader-Meinhof Group, a West German far-left terrorist group founded by Andreas Baader (1943–77) and Ulrike Meinhof (1934–76), and active in 1970–98
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