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Feb. 15, 2008 (Day 20)

Ennui: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction arising from lack of interest


Okay, someone at Dictionary.com has a twisted sense of humor to follow yesterday's word with today's. It made me laugh, so I must be twisted as well.

Actually, this word will always have a humorous connotation for me because of Gilmore Girls (God, I miss that show--only TV I ever watched). In some episode, Michel is moping around claiming he has ennui. Soon after, Lorelai goes into the kitchen to see Sookie dejectedly stirring a pot. The comedic timing is perfect as Lorelai asks what's wrong and Sookie heaves a great sigh, replying, "I don't know. It might sound a little weird, but I think I've got --"
Lorelai: "Oh, no."
Sookie: "--ennui."

Lorelai then turns to Michel and accuses him of explaining ennui to Sookie, who tends to think she's coming down with whatever someone else has.

So I always giggle or grin when I hear this word now. Doesn't come through in the picture, does it? :P

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