07/02/13 - 10:41am
The other day I heard the phrase "hula hoop syndrome" used to describe how new fads that quickly become popular but then die off. I, with many of you, may remember when hula-hoops came out with their bright colors, the swinging of hips and the "hoopla" they created, but also how they faded fast.
The word "syndrome" I also found interesting to be connected to the harmless hula hoop. Why? Because by one definition I read, it refers to a group of symptoms characteristic of a disorder often associated with unsound thinking.