The Thoroughly Depressing Word of the Day: Mal de Coucou

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



The Thoroughly Depressing Word of the Day: Mal de Coucou

Mal de Coucou (noun): a phenomenon in which you have an active social life but very few close friends—people who you can trust, who you can be yourself with, who can help flush out the weird psychological toxins that tend to accumulate over time—which is a form of acute social malnutrition in which even if you devour an entire buffet of chitchat, you’ll still feel pangs of hunger.*

 

* All entries come from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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jessica.sharp@salesforce.com
Jessica Sharp

How is this pronounced? 


March 17, 2016

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam
Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

Maul-duh-koko

 


March 17, 2016