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

    Comments

    jessica.sharp@salesforce.com
    Jessica Sharp

    How is this pronounced? 


    March 17, 2016

    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam
    Jeevan Sivasubramaniam

    Maul-duh-koko

     


    March 17, 2016