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Word Nerd: Vernorexia

Word Nerd Header Apr 2016 via LaWhimsyvernorexia definition Word Nerd via LaWhimsyVernorexia is the feeling of romance that comes with the arrival of springtime. Vernorexia is derived from vernal (of or relating to the spring) and -orexia (desire or appetite as specified by the initial element).

Vernorexia (pronounced virn-O-rex-se-ya) is a very newly created word so far as I can tell. I stumbled upon it via Other-Wordly and while attempting to find out more about it’s etymology, found almost nothing. I put together that vernorexia is a combination of the word vernal (click for the word nerd post) and the combining form -orexia which means desire or appetite as specified by the initial element. Put together, vernorexia is the desire or appetite that relates to the spring, which is easily translated to the romantic.

vernorexia cherry blossom romance photo by Ella Patrice of LaWhimsyWhile each season has the romantic about it, Spring puts forth a mood so sweet it deserves, nay, demands it’s own description and vernorexia is quite ideal…

I absolutely adore discovering new words and if they are brand new creations like vernorexia so much the better! Language is a living thing, one that grows and changes and adapts as we do and the depths it holds are as limitless as our imagination and creativity allows. Go forth in this spring season and experience vernorexia as you fall madly, passionately, and limitlessly in love with everything that makes your life golden and good!

Namaste ~ Ella

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