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ennui [Aug. 3rd, 2007|06:33 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I just learned a new word, via torgo_x:
Why did I never know this word?

[User Picture]From: taral
2007-08-04 01:35 am (UTC)
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From: phil
2007-08-04 01:44 am (UTC)
Maybe you just didn't care enough?
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-08-04 07:02 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ghewgill
2007-08-04 01:46 am (UTC)
Because you're so damn hyper that you've never had time to think about it.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-08-04 01:50 am (UTC)
Anything but, yo. I'm bored more often than not.
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[User Picture]From: yannk
2007-08-04 01:56 am (UTC)

strong word

It's a very strong word in french. Children often say: "Maman je m'ennuie" ("Mom, I'm bored"). It's the feeling of not knowing what to do next, because everything look uninteresting, or not interesting anymore... seeking for excitement.

More new words for you to fight your boredom: "ça me fait chier" or "Je me fais chier". Which is the regular slang for the same thing :)
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2007-08-04 03:33 am (UTC)
"ennui and malaise" is the story of my life for like the last four years :P
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-08-04 07:04 pm (UTC)
Bachelors in Computer Science?

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[User Picture]From: track_max
2007-08-04 04:22 am (UTC)

Albanian comment on this is

эстет, бля!


(every intellectual have to have ennui and houka, i guess.)
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[User Picture]From: denshi
2007-08-04 04:59 am (UTC)
Because you spent college starting a business rather than exploring the abyss?
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From: erinearl
2007-08-04 06:03 am (UTC)
Not enough Camus?
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[User Picture]From: lisa
2007-08-04 05:41 pm (UTC)
ding ding!
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[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2007-08-04 07:06 pm (UTC)
I ph34r the youtube video spoofing "Needs more cowbell" as a response to this.


But we know it'll just never get finished.
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[User Picture]From: gaal
2007-08-04 06:24 am (UTC)
You may have never started LiveJournal if you had :-)
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[User Picture]From: jessicka
2007-08-04 06:43 am (UTC)
Obviously you were never goth.
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[User Picture]From: solteronita
2007-08-04 07:51 am (UTC)
I didn't know it until I saw it on a license plate a couple years ago. The guy I was with thought I was rather dumb, I think.
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[User Picture]From: anildash
2007-08-04 08:01 pm (UTC)
"LJ founder has never heard of 'ennui'" sounds like a headline from The Onion.
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[User Picture]From: spacejur
2007-08-07 05:36 am (UTC)
Потрясающе. Только что прочла статью в российской прессе, где был указан этот блог. Блог создателя Живого Журнала. Я свой ЖЖ практически не веду, но все равно очень уважаю человека, создавшего все это ))))
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