Thursday, May 14, 2009

Not Just Royal Or Sky

Do you too find that when you learn something new, reminders of it suddenly start appearing all around you?

blue-squander

Last week I discovered a new meaning for the word BLUE, when I met with this clue in FT 13071 (Alberich):
Spend millions – half of capital – acquiring old film with graphic images (4, 5)
'to blue' means 'to squander'.

Within 3 days, the same BLUE popped up in the Times. Well I was ready for it this time!
Times 24222: More conservative individual who squanders? (5)

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5 comments

C.G. BHARGAV said...

Yes, it is true. Think of buying an air-conditioner this summer and you will start seeing it everywhere!!
ET X-word No.3320:
Spend money recklessly without becoming happy (4)

The MEANDERthal man said...

"Do you too find that when you learn something new, reminders of it suddenly start appearing all around you? "

you might want to look at this - Baader Meinhof Phenomenon

Shuchi said...

@The MEANDERthal man: I never knew there was a high-sounding term for it. Thanks!

The MEANDERthal man said...

yes yes, you might encounter the term again quite soon ;)

BTW The MEANDERthal man = Tony :)

Shuchi said...

Hi Tony, I should've guessed from the punny name that it was you :)