recency illusion - definition and synonyms

noun linguistics
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the belief that a word, phrase, grammatical construction, or word meaning is recent, when in fact it has existed for a long time

    The linguist Arnold Zwicky has labelled it the “recency illusion” — “the belief that things YOU have noticed only recently are in fact recent".

    Submitted by Kerry on 14/08/2015