Jul
22
2010
2

What’s the “anti-teen sound”?

anti-teen-soundThe anti-teen sound is a sound that can only be heard by teenagers and other young people under about 25 years of age. As we age, our ears start to lose sensitivity to high-pitched sounds. By the age of 50, the average person can’t hear sounds with a frequency above 12kHz (twelve thousand cycles per [more...]

Jun
08
2009
3

What is a mondegreen?

"Streaming Green" by The Wandering Angel. CC-BY.If you’ve ever heard a song on the radio or an album and thought the words said something other than what they really were, you’ve experienced a mondegreen. Although “mondegreen” usually refers to misunderstood song lyrics, it can also refer to any poetry or even statement that’s misunderstood because of words or phrases that sound [more...]

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