“Stendahl’s Syndrome” refers to the symptoms of dizziness, racing heart, and rapture brought about by an encounter with great art. Isn’t that a cool term?
While looking at various definitions of Stendahl’s Syndrome, I came upon this list of popular new words, most of which filled me with a sense of rage and grief that I will call “wordschmerz.” (I’m too lazy to find out the German word for “word.”)
I am particularly sickened by fauxhawk, lifestreaming, and defictionalization. I do like post-gay, however. But not as much as post post-gay.