Inventing a new word

by Mark on 01/25/2007

I think the best way to listen to an iPod is using shuffle – mine is a 20gb model and stores 18 days worth of songs, so by using shuffle I get to listen to songs I’d forgotten I had, especially the odd single I downloaded, or the occasional track I like while browsing GarageBand.

Is there a word to describe that moment when you hear a track you haven’t heard for ages, but can’t remember who the artist is?

I made a quick Google search and came up with ‘acoustic unregonition’ and ‘archaic sound’ – not very catchy, so I’ve come up with my own word for it – combining anamnesis with sonic to get ‘sonoamnesis‘ – you heard it here first folks!

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