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SSS 2009-05-05

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This is Scientific American’s 60-second Science. I am Karen Hopkin. This will just take a minute.

Some names never seem to go out of style, like David or Emily. Some never really catch on. Not many girls are named Laurel, even fewer are named Lauryl Sulfate. And now a study in the May 5th issue of the Proceedings1 of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the faster a name gains in popularity the more rapidly it falls. The authors were interested in why products or cultural phenomenon die out. Are they displaced by the next big thing? Or do they fade away, leaving behind a void that has to be filled by something. Well, one cultural taste that is easy to catalogue is what we name our kids. So the researchers looked at the popularity of baby names in France and the US over the past a hundred years. And they found that names that enjoy a meteoric2 rise---Madison and Brittany---come to mind, fall from the charts just as quick.

The scientists also asked expectant couples what names they'd consider inflicting3 on their children, and found that most parents tend to avoid names they feel are too faddish4, ones that became overnight sensations like Kristi and Cody. So those names soon disappear, which could mean that the world may be safe from Cody juniors.

Thanks for the minute for Scientific Americans 60-second Science. I’m Karen Hopkin.

 


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1 proceedings Wk2zvX     
n.进程,过程,议程;诉讼(程序);公报
参考例句:
  • He was released on bail pending committal proceedings. 他交保获释正在候审。
  • to initiate legal proceedings against sb 对某人提起诉讼
2 meteoric WwAy2     
adj.流星的,转瞬即逝的,突然的
参考例句:
  • In my mind,losing weight is just something meteoric.在我眼中,减肥不过是昙花一现的事情。
  • His early career had been meteoric.他的早期生涯平步青云。
3 inflicting 1c8a133a3354bfc620e3c8d51b3126ae     
把…强加给,使承受,遭受( inflict的现在分词 )
参考例句:
  • He was charged with maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm. 他被控蓄意严重伤害他人身体。
  • It's impossible to do research without inflicting some pain on animals. 搞研究不让动物遭点罪是不可能的。
4 faddish TzSyk     
adj.好赶时髦的;一时流行的
参考例句:
  • We ate at a faddish new restaurant. 我们在一家新开张的时尚餐馆吃饭。 来自辞典例句
  • Dial get online to say, begin since thenceforth faddish. 拨号上网一说,从那时起开始风行。 来自互联网
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