We’re feeling a lot of something lately – is it boredom? Apathy? Hunger? Or a hybrid of all of the above? Cassie Delaney finds the obscure words that convey our mutual meh-ness.
I have lots of feelings right now. Most I recognise; moderate but perpetual anxiety, nervousness, excitement. But there are some new emotions in the mix that I don’t quite comprehend. They are unique to 2020, sort of emotional hybrids of sadness and grim fascination. A blend of what-the-fuck meets I-can’t-look-away. Trailing at the back is a sense of acceptance or, rather, a sense of inevitability that I’ve thus far only been able to convey with the confused hands in the air emoji. So I turned to the internet (obviously) in search of answers and these are the obscure words I’ve gathered to convey the current emotional pick ‘n’ mix.