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Fun with words Friday! Anachronism

Years ago, my first exposure to the word anachronism was in this song by The Dresden Dolls.  I loved the song then and I love the song now.  I am also still quite fond of the word.  Have you ever been exposed to a word for the first time thanks to a song?

anachronism noun

  1. something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time: The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.
  2. an error in chronology in which a person, object, event, etc., is assigned a date or period other than the correct one: To assign Michelangelo to the 14th century is an anachronism
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