We feel a countless number of emotions every day. The kinds of situations we’re faced with triggers the weirdest, most indescribable emotions. There are ones that we’re most familiar with, such as happiness, sadness, confusion, anger e.t.c.
But sometimes we can’t put words to describe the emotions we feel. We find ourselves confused with emotions that we, ourselves can’t comprehend, let alone articulate.
There’s always something missing when we try to make someone else understand what exactly we’re feeling
So we just blurt out the words that we think will get the idea across, but here’s always that void.
There just isn’t a suitable word or set words to articulate them.
However, Graphic designer and editor, John Koenig has more than a few words for us that can solve this problem.
Koenig’s The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows is a collection of words that can help us express emotions better.
His videos on youtube comprise of visuals that make us reminisce all times we’ve felt these incomprehensible emotions we couldn’t describe.
Here are 11 words from Koenig’s dictionary that have not yet been invented by the English language:
It’s something we don’t want to accept, but sometimes we so badly want to break from our boring routines that we find ourselves waiting for disaster. In his video, Keonig states “The apocalypse is one of the oldest fantasies we have, but it’s not about skipping to the end of the story. It’s about revelation”
The world is huge. We can’t possibly experience everything. There’s so much we don’t get to experience and that’s the reality. Onism is the awareness of how little we can get our hands on in this lifetime of ours.
There are some issues that we’ve never found the solution to and made peace with the fact that we never will. This leaves us unaware, but still somehow occupied with the same reoccurring thought for years.
Sometimes we’re so zoned out that we feel like we’ve lost contact with reality.
Remember those times when you wanted to contribute to the conversation by drawing on your own experience, but thought “Nah. They won’t get it”. That’s Exulansis.
Whether it’s leaving for work or attending a wedding reception that still has 4 hours until it starts, we’ve all been in a situation where we think we have all the time in the world but end up being late again.
7. Lutalica – The Part of Your Identity That Doesn’t Fit Into Categories
We have labels to understand everything including ourselves. The fact that we’re a male or female, our names and so on. People seem to have us all figured out by our labels. However, there’s a part of your identity that you simply cannot put a label on, a part of you that’s well, you.