Today’s idiom: “Easter Egg”

17 Apr

Yes, you read that correctly, an “Easter Egg” can be an idiom.

As an idiom, an “Easter Egg” is a secret message, or a surprise, hidden in a computer system or in a work of art.

You’ve probably seen some of the jokes in the Google search engine. For example, if you search for “askew”, Google shows the result on a page that is actually askew, i.e. tilted, as in this picture:

Easter Egg - Google askew

There are also hidden messages in some famous works of art. This article shows some of the secret and cheeky messages that Michelangelo painted into his scenes in the Sistine Chapel: http://www.cracked.com/article_18386_7-mind-blowing-easter-eggs-hidden-in-famous-works-art.html .

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