I recently learned that a loved one passed away yesterday. She loved words and was a scrabble master until the day she passed away in her late 90s. Such a sharp and thoughtful mind and spirit. This talk on words is something she would certainly enjoy.
I have always enjoyed learning about new words and etymologies. This talk takes a fascinating look at how we view words and how we create meaning. I always think of my favorite word in Spanish, sobremesa, which is the conversation that occurs at the table after dinner. There is no direct translation into a singular word in English and it exemplifies the cultural differences and differences in the way we express ourselves. I hope you enjoy this talk and glimpse into the world of meaning-making with words.
Do you think we need new words? How do you feel about making new words?
2 thoughts on “Ted Talk Friday: Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions”
I need this guy to keep making up words–it’s so hard sometimes to explain your feelings!
Hahah I know right?! I would definitely love some more