Saturday, March 21, 2015

Dictionary of Sorrows

While watching an episode of V-Sauce, I learned about The Dicitonary of Obscure Sorrows. The idea is great to "a compendium of invented words written by John Koenig. Each original definition aims to fill a hole in the language—to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don’t yet have a word for". The web-site already has a decent archive of carefully considered entries.The videos are the highlight. I fear I am going to lose many hours of my life wandering these shores (is there a word for that John?).

This guy should be part of The School of Life.

The introductory video:



An example: "Onism"


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