Frustration and Hangriness

Hangry

I am hangry. I forgot to eat lunch, so that’s on me. I’m angry because of math. Before I launch into that, I want to look at the word “hangry” for a moment. It is a beautiful word. It so eloquently describes the irritability caused by hunger, but it also somehow denotes that one is only angry because one is hungry. That is, things making me angry right now might not usually make me angry. I’m sure this is obvious but I wanted to point out that people have a knack for creating words to fit every emotion. Each language has its own unique ones. Like “gigil” in Filipino means the irresistible desire to pinch or squeeze something adorable, like a baby’s cheeks. The French have “la doleur exquise,” the heartbreaking pain of wanting someone you can’t have. In Norwegian, “forelsket” is the overwhelming euphoric feeling you experience when you’re falling in love with someone. Conversely, “onsra” in Boro (a language of India), means loving for the last time; that bittersweet feeling you get when you know a love won’t last. In Hindi, “viraag” is the emotional pain of being separated from a loved one. And now because of the Internet, we English speakers have “hangry.” More and more of our lexicon is being derived from Internet slang, and that’s not always a bad thing. Continue reading “Frustration and Hangriness”

Comfort in Diagnosis

IMG_0003.PNGHello Friends!  First of all, I hate April fool’s day. I think it is the worst “holiday.” I don’t like being deliberately tricked by THE WHOLE WORLD. It feels terrible. I refuse to take part. But if it floats your boat, you have fun with that. I’ll be over here telling the truth about stuff.  Continue reading “Comfort in Diagnosis”