It all boils down to literary deja-vu. Rare words are exceptionally interesting because at some innate level, we all hold an understanding of them. It’s the feelings that are universally understood yet hard to describe.
For example, did you know that someone who holds passion for words is called a logophile? Crazy, right?!
Through blood, sweat and tears I surfed my way through the vastness of the Internet … Okay, that’s slightly dramatic. Point in case, below I have compiled a selection of 10 crazy words that we have all most likely experienced at some point in our lives. Enjoy!
Sonder: (n.) The realization that each passerby has a life as vivid and complex as your own.
Kalopsia: (n.) The delusions of things being more beautiful than they really are.
Boketto: (n.) The act of gazing into the distance without a thought.
Komorebi: (n.) Sunlight that filters through the leaves of trees
Bibliosamia: (n.) The smell and aroma of old or good books.
Eccedentesiast: (n.) Someone who fakes a smile.
Lyssophobia: (n.) Fear of going insane or mad.
Phosphenes: (n.) The colours or, “stars,” you see when you rub your eyes.
Clinomania: (n.) Excessive desire to stay in bed.
Alexithymia: (n.) The inability to express your feelings.
Did that ring any bells of recognition for you?
All the best!! Xoxox.