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Gurdiev77

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It occurs to me that the language is lacking a couple of words necessary to fully describe the phenomena of modern life .

That weird sensation when you've fallen asleep watching a box set and the theme tune has been repeating itself for an hour .

That feeling of intimacy you achieve with total strangers when you meet them about forty times in those up and down queuing systems so beloved of airports til theyve become as familiar as your Aunty or your old school teacher .

Any other pecuLiarly modern circumstance that hasn't yet got an adequately descriptive noun ?
 


dammit_im_mad

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That feeling of complete exasperation coupled with a strong desire to climb over the desk and eviscerate somebody with only your teeth and nails that you get when some idiot inflexible bureaucrat demands the same forms be filled in for the umpteenth time when they already have all the same information on the screen on front of them.
 

Lumpy Talbot

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That weird sensation when you've fallen asleep watching a box set and the theme tune has been repeating itself for an hour .
'Digisomatica'. Remaining in a state of suspended digisoma.

That feeling of intimacy you achieve with total strangers when you meet them about forty times in those up and down queuing systems so beloved of airports til theyve become as familiar as your Aunty or your old school teacher .
'Benevonalia'.

That feeling of complete exasperation coupled with a strong desire to climb over the desk and eviscerate somebody with only your teeth and nails that you get when some idiot inflexible bureaucrat demands the same forms be filled in for the umpteenth time when they already have all the same information on the screen on front of them.
'Bureauphobia'.
 

RodShaft

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It occurs to me that the language is lacking a couple of words necessary to fully describe the phenomena of modern life .

That weird sensation when you've fallen asleep watching a box set and the theme tune has been repeating itself for an hour .

That feeling of intimacy you achieve with total strangers when you meet them about forty times in those up and down queuing systems so beloved of airports til theyve become as familiar as your Aunty or your old school teacher .

Any other pecuLiarly modern circumstance that hasn't yet got an adequately descriptive noun ?
The visceral loathing and contempt you can have for a person you've only ever 'met' on a site like this.
 

farnaby

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The crippling indecision between "racist" and "fair comment" when someone makes a judgement that could be interpreted as being prejudicial to a specific culture.

The despairing political choice between incorrigible centrist incumbents, nice-but-no-hope idealists and looney tune ideologues.
 

Gurdiev77

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That feeling of complete exasperation coupled with a strong desire to climb over the desk and eviscerate somebody with only your teeth and nails that you get when some idiot inflexible bureaucrat demands the same forms be filled in for the umpteenth time when they already have all the same information on the screen on front of them.
Constant when dealing with medical people , feckin endless repitition .

Why can't they ask Google to sort their records for 'em ,


Kafkarage ??
 

Gurdiev77

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The crippling indecision between "racist" and "fair comment" when someone makes a judgement that could be interpreted as being prejudicial to a specific culture.

The despairing political choice between incorrigible centrist incumbents, nice-but-no-hope idealists and looney tune ideologues.
Response remorse ?
 

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