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
- 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.
- 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