[Ads-l] Facebookery: _give feels_ "cause a deep emotional reaction(?)"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 24 23:06:53 EDT 2016


"(All the) feels" came up in the voting for ADS WOTY 2012. See "Among the
New Words," _AmSp_ 88(1), p. 90.

http://bit.ly/ATNW88-1

On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:43 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "It [this heart-rending tale of bullying] is guaranteed to _give you
> feels_, make you say "Aww!" and maybe shed a tear."
>
> A 2012 definition in the UD seems to fit:
>
> *feel*
> Shortened version of 'feeling', generally a strong emotional response.
> "This story _gave me so many feels_."
> "I know that feel, bro."
>
>
>

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