March Word Fugitive

By Barbara Wallraff
David K. Prince, of Lansdowne, Pa., writes, "Often my wife and I will decide to watch a DVD, and then she will delay coming to sit down, thereby subjecting me to the repeat-loop sounds and visuals of the DVD's main menu. What's the word or phrase for this interminable experience?"

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http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2009/02/march-word-fugitive/49669/