A young teenager just explained to me that someone is said to 'sound like a broken record' if they repeat themselves because someone who 'breaks a record' will be excited and tell everyone about it repeatedly.

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Were they talking about a vinyl record or a record of event?

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[olympic swimmer wins gold medal in lowest time recorded]

This is fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-ntastic

@Azure At which point you slapped them with an LP, right?

@ink_slinger Naaah. I /looove/ folk etymology. It's home-grown language myths.

@ink_slinger @Azure I always felt like this expression was even more apt during the CD era, because a damaged CD is if anything more likely to skip backwards and repeat itself than a damaged LP is. I remember having several CDs that did this after my child self destroyed them through carelessness.

@Azure Teensplaining can be pretty adorable. (And/or obnoxious.) But IMO it's got nothing on childsplaining. I've learned some *very* interesting things from my preschooler.

@Azure I was going to include an example, but I have a memory like a sieve and I can't find what I'm looking for on the compute right now. So in lieu of that, something more vaguely filed under Child Science:

me: "No more for now, because too much chocolate can give you a headache"
3yo: "Yeah but I would probably only get a tiny headache because I'm so tiny"

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