THE DICTIONARY OF OBSCURE SORROWS

Hi, I’m Andres! I'm currently doing an internship at El Autobus although I live full-time in Lexington, Kentucky. I recently came across a web series called The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The Dictionary creates words for emotions that everyone experiences but there is no name for.  John Koenig, the creator of these videos,  works as a freelance designer, editor, voice actor and writer in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

When I first found this series of videos, I was really intrigued by the idea of coming up with words for things that everyone experiences. It was surprising that no one had done this before. It’s hard to describe what I feel when I watch a video for a new word. In a way, giving a name to a certain feeling makes it easier to explain it to someone. But the biggest thing for me is knowing that other people are experiencing similar things.

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: Vemödalen

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: Vemödalen

Words such as Sonder, Oleka, Vemodalen, and Onism are my personal favorites.

 I hope you check the dictionary on your own. Find it on The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, on Youtube or on Test Tube.


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