Gasp! I just learned I have an earworm…
Wait – before you grab the hand sanitizer and trip while retreating so hastily, let me explain.
It is the term for when a song gets stuck in your head. I had no idea!
I recently wrote an article for work which will be in the Illinois Country Living magazine’s December issue. In trying to be creative, I was pulling verses and phrases from Christmas songs and stories and turning them into energy efficiency and safety tips. As a side effect, I got the 12 Days of Christmas stuck in my head … forever! Earworm! I hum it, sing it and whistle it. I also have cursed it. It dazed me (get it? 12 Days … daze … Sorry, it’s how I roll).
My earworm version consists of a long, drawn-out, “5 gollldennnn riiinnnngggs” which jumps straight into a super-quick, “andapartridgeinapeartree.”
There. You are humming it, aren’t you? Heh, heh, heh.
After all, Christmas is about giving…. 😉