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Useful reference tool — The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows


I’m thinking there might be the germs of a few interesting plots among these. I love the name of it too: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. Hell, that’d be a great title for a novel!

Here’s one to whet your imagination:

mal de coucou

n. a phenomenon in which you have an active social life but very few close friends—people who you can trust, who you can be yourself with, who can help flush out the weird psychological toxins that tend to accumulate over time—which is a form of acute social malnutrition in which even if you devour an entire buffet of chitchat, you’ll still feel pangs of hunger.

(Image via rosevita.)


7 comments on “Useful reference tool — The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

  1. John W. Howell
    March 16, 2014

    Does sound like a novel. Mal De Coucou is contagious.

  2. Amyclae
    March 16, 2014

    I think I am going to buy it!

  3. Amyclae
    March 16, 2014

    *buy into it. I’m not actually in the business of buying tumblr blogs. Heh.

    • Kevin Brennan
      March 16, 2014

      I bet they’d be happy to receive a donation, though… 😉

  4. ericjbaker
    March 17, 2014

    Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows… I think I saw a copy of that in the Hogwarts library.

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