[Ads-l] choke up =? emotional

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Sep 18 13:14:41 EDT 2017


Alive and well, albeit with a metalinguistic apologia:

Cindi Leive on stepping down as editor of “Glamour”, from “How to quit a magazine” in yesterday’s NYT Style section: 

She laughed and tucked her bare feet under her on the living room sofa in her Brooklyn townhouse. This was the day before she would inform Glamour’s staff, and she was a little nervous about telling her team the news. “I’m sure I will be, in my grandmother’s words, ‘highly verklempt.’ I’m a bit of a crier anyway,” she said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/fashion/cindi-leive-glamour.html

LH


> On Sep 9, 2017, at 6:53 PM, Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> On 9 Sep 2017, at 15:15, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> On Sat, Sep 9, 2017 at 2:50 PM, Barretts Mail wrote:
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>>> 
>>> 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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