The Joy of Ennui

Okay, okay, I know what you’re thinking, how can there be joy in ennui?

Yes, it means “listlessness or discontent from lack of interest,” but it’s one of my favorite words. To me, it’s perfectly French. The pronunciation and emphasis describe the sheer weariness and restlessness of boredom.

If you haven’t already, try adding ennui to your vocabulary. It’s worth it.

Some favorite pop culture references to ennui:

Gilmore Girls

Incubus (note, they pronounce it en-you-eye)

Alanis Morrissette

And this gem from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal


This post is part of the 52 Weeks of Creativity challenge

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