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Onism (NOT Onanism)

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1234893.  Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:54 am Reply with quote


n. 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.

From the The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows - a wonderful little blog about invented words to describe the little feelings we don't already have words for. They often come with interesting accompanying videos.

1234900.  Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:29 am Reply with quote

Thanks for that and welcome to the forums :-)

If that kind of thing floats your boat, look for our Meaning of Liff thread.


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