July 11, 2008

Sometimes, instead of songs running through my head I will have words. Or phrases. Or names. Last summer the name "Gary Sinise" ran through my mind for months. Obviously, it rarely has any meaning. This week the words are "Rumpole of the Bailey", (which I finally looked up and learned is a British TV series) The words are on a loop and they just plays over and over again. Does this happen to anyone else?

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  1. I seriously doubt that it happens to other people. Unless they are very Elesalike.

    Actually, now that I think about it, occasionally I do get phrases stuck in my head - usually in Spanish - and the play all day and all night. I hadn't thought about that before.

    But I prefer to think you are just strange for having that happen to you.

  2. It happens to me all the time. Maybe it is a Bown thing. I had "Poppycock" in my head for months.

    Usually the only thing that gets rid of it is a really obnoxious song@gmail.com

  3. It doesn't happen to me, but "Gary Sinise" over and over is just about the funniest thing I can think of right now and I'm laughing hysterically at the idea.

  4. It happens to me a lot. It's especially bad after I've been playing jeopardy. They love to come up with silly little phrases to get stuck in your head.

  5. I'm afraid I had the name Martina Navratilova stuck in my head like that for a long time. It was really annoying.
    And comparing words like Cavalry and Calvary.

  6. All the time! I think it's funniest when I don't even know who the person is or what the word means. For me, one time it was even "Gary Sinise", I remember wondering if I had his name right, "Sinise" felt close to a real name but I just wasn't sure it was, so over and over it played.

    I can also remember "Willard Fillmore" went on and on for a few days (still not sure who that is). Someone once said they were an accountant and the word "Accountancy" got caught in the loop, they hadn't actually used that word but I got it from Monty Python years ago.