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From a tweet of Niclas Berggren.  Recommended.

Vellichor is “the strange wistfulness of used bookshops.”

I feel very strongly ellipsism: “a sadness that you’ll never know how history turned out.”  Of course, the only thing worse than ellipsism is…non-ellipsism.

Via Daniel Klein.


Non-ellipsism is good.

It is that feeling you get when you read the Book of Revelation and think, hey, no matter what, if I do the right thing, my grandchildren and their friends will appreciate it.

LOL. You cannot change history in Revelation, written in Greek in the island of Patmos, a religious pilgrimage.

No LOL here.

The book of Revelation was "transcribed" in Greek, my friend, not "written" in Greek - do you really think that John the beloved friend of Jesus wrote down his own words? No, he heard those words in his native language .... and a friend, fluent in Greek, and whose name is mostly lost to history, wrote those words down ....

The study of history is perhaps not the best use of our time (I remember) ---- Knute Rockne and Bill Belichik know less than I do about the Victorian era ethics that launched football as a little game for chubby men who work out with weights, a little game for people pay to watch, for example, and I have zero chance of being hired as an NFL head coach -- but the study of any subject, when one is not untalented, and has a good heart, or at least a heart that is not seeking to excuse its faults and overly blame others - to include the study of history - or, better yet, since that is what we are talking about (the 'Future', as if the future was not as close to us as the past or the present - think about it, you have three friends, one lives only in the past, one lives only in the present, one lives only in the future - you treat them all with the same feeling of friendship) === well, what we are talking about is the study of future history, a study which includes a deep and respectful and friendly traversal, again and again, of the not-quite=mysteries you read about in the Book of Revelation ---- such a history is not a waste of time.

Or I am wrong and you, and your laugh out loud comment, express more of truth than the comment I have just written, for free, are right.

In case you are not a native speaker of English, that comment was completely grammatically correct, except for the phrase "a little game for people pay to watch", which was grammatically correct except it was written in Pidgin English, which is a beautiful language too, but not the language you would expect in the middle of a comment which was written to encourage others to study with a good heart the Book of Revelation

also I don't do pilgrimages

God is everywhere

hence, there is no reason to travel far

L'amitié c'est le plus beau pays

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What persuades you that John was written by a chap who knew Jesus? Scholars seem largely to estimate that it was written somewhere about 90 - 110 AD.

My mistake: you were talking about the Book of R not the Gospel according to J. Sorry.

The "John" who wrote (or transcribed) Revelation was not John the beloved Apostle of Jesus. Modern scholars attribute Revelation to John of Patmos.

They could be right about that.

When you read, say, Isaiah or Revelation in the original language ---- you need to have the humility (as any of us who study and teach foreign languages usually have) to understand that only a native speaker knows (almost always) when or when not a person is using words that do not mean exactly what a foreigner, even a mostly fluent foreigner, thinks they mean, or is, instead of saying what she means, using words that involve sarcasm, using words that don't quite mean what they mean, or is otherwise not communicating with perfect effectiveness to those who did not grow up speaking the same language (with the exception of those of us - not including me, unfortunately - who have experienced the miracle of Pentecost in its anti-Babelian (Tower of Babel) miraculousness --- and even that miracle was a miracle of translators and interpreters, that happy band of people to whom I once belonged --- but even the miracle of Pentecost did not enable all the speakers to understand even their own language perfectly ---- and without such perfect understanding .... without such perfect understanding, communication - even divine communication -- is not perfect. I hope nobody could disagree with that .....)

the inerrancy of the Bible does not mean that the Bible is somehow miraculously available in its perfect truth, like an ability to predict the future or to judge the human heart (or even the animal heart, although of course they are all innocent) to those of us without sufficient understanding to understand each word unerringly, it just means each word is from God.

Similarly, "faith healing" is a real thing, but it is difficult to measure to the extent that each of us is less good at it than the creator, and also similarly, eternal love is a real thing, but it is difficult to appreciate that fact living day to day in our fast moving apparent mortality

I didn't know the word but I think I know lachesism. Under stress is comfortable to have an "accident" instead of facing responsibility. Learning to quit makes this crazy feeling go away.

Some (all?) of these are taken from http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/

The corresponding Youtube channel is how I know them: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDetdM5XDZD1xrQHDPgEg5w

What about the emotion you feel when someone passes something off as their own when it's in fact not?

Babworth : Something that justifies having a really good cry.

Douglas Adams & John Lloyd, The Meaning of Liff.



I am surprised only 2 people have mentioned the source: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. The YouTube videos are much more impressive than the terms on their own.


I prefer non-ellipsism.

Wow, this is so interesting.

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