[Ads-l] choke up =? emotional

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 9 20:43:59 EDT 2017


> On 9 Sep 2017, at 17:23, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 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
> 
> 
> Guess you missed Linda Richman of "Coffee Talk" fame...
> 
> http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/coffee-talk-cold-opening/2724263
> 
> --bgz

I’m liking this word more and more!
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