Saturday, January 08, 2005

oh no stal juh

nanostalgia (nan.oh.STAL.juh) n. Nostalgia for an event that has only just finished

Missed a moment for a nanopun in that last one.
Given the steady nostalgia-creep, one could become nan.oh.stal.juhk about grandmother's footsteps, for instance.

I wonder if there's a word for nostalgia for an event that hasn't yet happened?

Comments: oh no stal juh

There are those well worn words, 'pre-emptostalgia', 'anticipalgia', 'anteretrophilia' and the chonic dysfunctional condition uncommonly known as 'premature nostalgulation'.
Posted by Sedgwick at January 8, 2005 05:48 PM

Thanks, Sedge.
Of that well worn group I think I like "anticipalgia" the best.
Has a nice retrophiliic hint of pain.
Posted by boynton at January 8, 2005 06:12 PM

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