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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.

Adam @ink_slinger

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

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

@Azure I actually really like it, too.

@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.