Check out this emo-infographic


"Sometimes there is just no English word for a specific emotion, a fact that design student Pei-Ying Lin decided to investigate via this infographic, originally published by PopSci."
“Sometimes there is just no English word for a specific emotion, a fact that design student Pei-Ying Lin decided to investigate via this infographic, originally published by PopSci.” (Strombo’s Alt News, Jan 11)

I grabbed this from Strombo’s Alt News, January 11 page (it originally appeared here) because I found it so fascinating and wanted to share.

It made me think about emotions and language on a whole other level.  It also reinforced my love of words, my love of writing about (exploring) emotions, and even my love of infographics!

Best. Combo. Ever.

If you look at the combinations of emotions that are described by some non-English words, you can no doubt understand that emotion, but can’t truly describe it.  It just goes to show that we are all linked by these senses that we can’t always communicate in words.  And here this researcher found a way of doing this for us, via a diagram.  How freaking cool is that?

I wish we had some English words for some of these.  Or maybe I’ll just learn the other-language words for them.  Maybe everyone should.  This one visual made me think about the world in a whole new way.

I would love to learn some of these other words and incorporate them into the English language so that they became commonplace.

I wonder if our English-speaking culture would actually understand ourselves and each other better if we had more ways of describing certain emotions?

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