[Ads-l] choke up =? emotional

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 9 20:23:48 EDT 2017


On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 6:53 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> > On 9 Sep 2017, at 15:15, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Barretts Mail wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> Is there an English adjective other than “emotional” to describe the
> >> emotion when you are overwhelmed by, err, emotion?
> >
> >
> > Verklempt?
>
> Wow! Didn’t know that one, thank you.
>
> Wiktionary helpfully defines that as “overwhelmed, flustered” which are
> probably easier for most to remember. BB


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--bgz

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