dépaysement.

…somehow I ended up reading about linguistics, and it was here that I came across a French word that immediately sparked my interest and proceeded to spread across my social media accounts.  The word is déspaysement, and it means to feel disorientated in a foreign country – not in a good or bad way, but more in the sense that one feels like a fish out of water. … More dépaysement.

feeling the pinch.

Every uni student will be familiar with the ‘pinch point’ of the semester; that moment when we look at everything that needs to be done and think, “Shit, how did I end up in this situation?”. It’s the moment when we realise we have piles of work still waiting to be given the TLC they deserve. … More feeling the pinch.