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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is 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. br> Email the author at obscuresorrows@gmail.com Watch the YouTube Series, with new episodes every other Sunday. Describe an emotion you need a word for here on tumblr. Or just follow along on twitter. Follow on facebook, to learn the etymologies and backstory behind each new definition. If you send me an email, I will write you back. It may take me a week, or a year, or five years, but I value tremendously what random strangers have to say, and tell me about what is going on in their heads. Nothing is more rare or valuable. After all, it’s a peek into the heart of the protagonist. That, to me, is the meaning of sonder. John Koenig is a graphic designer, editor, and voice performer from Minnesota, who currently lives in Amsterdam with his wife. His work has been acclaimed by New York Magazine, Washington Post Express, Business Insider, Jason Kottke, and the guys from Radiolab. All content Copyright John Koenig 2009-2015. All content is intended to be read at night. 

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