Is there a word to describe suddenly becoming aware of a new word?
December 26, 2009 10:22 PM Subscribe
Is there a word to describe suddenly becoming aware of a new word? You learn a new word, and suddenly you see that word everywhere. Or you have a new experience, and suddenly it seems the media is filled with other people talking about that same experience. Is there a word for this phenomenon? (previously
posted by MrBCID to writing & language (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This question was asked back in 2005; but no specific "word" was given.
I could have sworn I read about this effect and it sounded something like "Diago Effect" it was short for someones last name I believe... I can't find this ANYWHERE...
Here is an example: (possibly going to complicate the whole thing)
Person A gives Person B a book about "Hoarders"; Person B had never heard of the word Hoarders nor knew the definition until he/she received the book from Person A.
Five minutes later they turn on the TV and the TV Show "Hoarders" is playing; this in turn is a coincidence for Person A and B but also a "Diago Effect" for only Person B.