I follow Merriam-Webster on twitter, it’s pretty funny and educational at the same time. Today is Noah Webster’s birthday and they’re celebrating by offering up obscure words in exchange for likes.
#7 on their list of the obscure words is one I identify strongly with both as an adoptee and because of the lingering effects from my stroke that took away my words. I still struggle to find words to explain to others about adopted feelings I have/had at times. I would assume most adoptees have struggled trying to find the words to explain their feelings in that regard, which leads me to the obscure term that is one of nine obscure terms to describe it:
7. ‘Alexithymia’ – inability to identify and express or describe one’s feelings
If you like words, obscure words, here’s the twitter thread: