Have You Heard Of Zenosyne?
It is the sense of time moving faster. This video of beautiful footage and narration illustrates it perfectly. You may not have yet heard of the word zenosyne, but more than likely you experience it. The reason for this is that the word has been invented by John Koenig, the creator of The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows, where he aims to define emotions that our language has no word for.
“The Dictionary is a compendium of invented words. 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. The mission is to capture the aches, demons, vibes, joys and urges that roam the wilderness of the psychological interior…” – The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows.
I love language and I love that it is constantly evolving. New words are accepted into the Oxford dictionary all the time. Words that were once considered slang become a part of our normal everyday language. The idea of inventing words that our missing from our language to define more and more complex emotions is nothing short of brilliant in my book.
Each new word is defined and explained over a beautiful video.
Do you experience zenosyne? Please share with us your thoughts in the comments below, we would love to hear from you. Do you find the word zenosyne useful to explain an aspect on how you feel about time?
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