The compendium of invented words written by John Koenig


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Surfing the internet I came across this dictionary of obscure sorrows. I declare I am a serious admirer of this compendium.

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Extract from “The dictionary of obscure sorrows” by John Koenig

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onism

the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and all because, as the arrow on the map helpfully points out, you are here.

 

nodus tollens

the realization that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore—that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre—which requires you to go back and reread the chapters you had originally skimmed to get to the good parts, only to learn that all along you were supposed to choose your own adventure.

http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/

John Koenig

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