Monday, June 29, 2009

Oxford Dictionary, first addition edition

gloomph (a, n) 1. Putting an excessive amount of personal effort into becoming depressed. 2. The effort thus deployed.

eg "He's watching a lot of Buffy lately. He's full of gloomph." "At first she was full of spirits and good cheer. But she put a good deal of gloomph into it, so that after reading Sartre's Nauseau for a fifth time, she took to bed and didn't rise up for days."


nailpolishblues said...

That could be a word invented for me. Oh how my mind twists.

That is to say, I do not think I was involved in its genesis merely that it suits me very well for the moment.

TimT said...

Are you happy with the resultant sadness? That's got to be a key element of gloomph; both working hard to achieve the state of melancholia, and being satisfied with the results.

nailpolishblues said...

Well, it gives me something to sigh over. It's difficult to be all sad and broody when you're a bit spoiled.

I don't really have to work hard at it either. Anything requiring too much effort is, well, too much effort.

nailpolishblues said...

I sometimes suspect that my tongue-in-cheek-ness fails in this medium.

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