PRONUNCIATION: (per-eye-DOH-lee-uh)

MEANING: noun: The tendency to see a specific pattern or meaningful images in random stimulus.

ETYMOLOGY: From German Pareidolien, from Greek para- (along) + eidolon (image), from eidos (form, idea). Ultimately from the Indo-European root weid- (to see), which also gave us wise, view, supervise, wit, eidetic, eidos, vidimus, previse, hades, guy, invidious, and vizard. Earliest documented use: 1962.

PRE-IDOL IA - Des Moines before the Beatles' visit

PARSE "I DO," LIA - Lia, take apart that short sentence for me and tell me the meaning and function of each word

PARED ELIA - Charles Lamb has been peeled