WYTAI – Word of the Day

Non-English word of the day from the eccentric American artist John Koenig‘s The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is #wytai defined conventionally as:
 
A feature of modern society that suddenly strikes you as absurd and grotesque—from zoos and milk-drinking to organ transplants, life insurance, and fiction—part of the faint background noise of absurdity that reverberates from the moment our ancestors first crawled out of the slime but could not for the life of them remember what they got up to do.
 
The contemporaneous Urban Dictionary – “a crowd-sourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases” – that was founded in 1999 by Aaron Peckham defines this term as:
 
A hipster term for something that is not really complex but is made to sound complicated for the sake of making it seem very intricate regardless of how mundane and dull it actually is.
 
P.S. Alluding to the sophistry of this age, wytai, calls to attention the need to make sense of the nonsense the way it naturally. It urges to call “A Spade, A Spade” without the trouble of being politically correct. As such, when in doubt refer to these dictionaries of our generation’s lingo: The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows & Urban Dictionary before succumbing to the antediluvian expression “For the lack of a better word”, for there are so many words out there that could properly define and explicate the nature some “obscure sorrows” or else numbingly overwhelming human emotions.

Published by Hibamo Ayalew

Very recently I've come to the decision that I've to say what I've to say in ways I wanted to say irrespective of the "feelings" of the mediocre creatures out there crawling the earth in search of solace where there's none. Seeking wisdom in the Desert of the Real.

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