[IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

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[IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:22 pm

I most commonly experience fowaslia when I need to buy something out of the ordinary, though I have also felt fowaslia while traveling or being entertained. Where does fowaslia hit you?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:26 pm

Is it pleasant? Is it an emotion? Can it hit you when you buy something extraordinary without needing to do do?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 pm

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Is it pleasant? No. Is it an emotion? I'll say no, you could call it a "feeling." Can it hit you when you buy something extraordinary without needing to do do? No (or this would not cause the fowaslia).
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:20 pm

Is it the kind of feeling where you feel prickling at the back of your neck? Fear, foreboding, doom, trepidation, guilt, je-nais-ce-quoi (a feeling where you can't put your finger on it)? Might others get a similar feeling, a different feeling, no feeling at all? Is 'fowaslia' an acronym, anagram, or just a random word you made up?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:48 pm

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Is it the kind of feeling where you feel prickling at the back of your neck? Fear, foreboding, doom, trepidation, guilt, je-nais-ce-quoi (a feeling where you can't put your finger on it)? Similar, in that it is not a feeling for which there is a standard English word. Uneasiness is likely, fear or doom would be a bit of an overreaction.
Might others get a similar feeling, a different feeling, no feeling at all? Definitely. Fowaslia describes the specific situation, but the emotional reaction to it will vary.
Is 'fowaslia' an acronym, anagram, or just a random word you made up? Sloppy acronym. =)
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:34 pm

Fear of what a silly lad I am? :-D
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:15 pm

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Fear of what a silly lad I am? Ha, no.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Wed May 08, 2019 11:19 am

HINT: People probably never experienced fowaslia 150 years ago.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby Balin » Mon May 13, 2019 1:26 am

Is fowaslia related to technology? Electricity? Communication?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Wed May 15, 2019 12:23 pm

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Is fowaslia related to technology? DOYD, I'd say a certain innovation. Electricity? Not directly. Communication? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 15, 2019 3:58 pm

Does the feeling call for an action? Is it negative? Neutral? Is an innovation in travel relevant? Vehicles? Purchases? Is the price of the unusual thing relevant?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Sun May 19, 2019 3:28 pm

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Does the feeling call for an action? No. Is it negative? A bit, for me. Neutral? Could be.
Is an innovation in travel relevant? Not directly, though it could be involved. Vehicles? No. Purchases? This is involved. Is the price of the unusual thing relevant? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Mon May 20, 2019 5:30 am

Does the feeling contain an element of worry? Doubt? Are alternatives to whatever you're buying or doing relevant? Such as being worried about whether you found a good deal, or whether something is worth the money? Whether something is actually useful? Or of good quality? Is buying something out of the ordinary relevant because you are unfamiliar with it? If you experience it when buying something, must the thing you buy be an object? Can It be a service? An experience? Is the value of your time relevant?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Wed May 22, 2019 12:10 pm

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Does the feeling contain an element of worry? Not necessarily. Doubt? Yes.
Are alternatives to whatever you're buying or doing relevant? In a vague sense. Such as being worried about whether you found a good deal, or whether something is worth the money? Not like this. Whether something is actually useful? Or of good quality? No to rest.
Is buying something out of the ordinary relevant because you are unfamiliar with it? No. If you experience it when buying something, must the thing you buy be an object? No. Can It be a service? Yes. An experience? Yes, definitely. Is the value of your time relevant? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Wed May 22, 2019 4:03 pm

Doubt about: the thing you bought? About an experience? About yourself? About the future? About the authenticity of something?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Sun May 26, 2019 1:15 pm

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Doubt about: the thing you bought? About an experience? Yesish. About yourself? In a way. About the future? About the authenticity of something? No to rest.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Sun May 26, 2019 2:14 pm

Can you experience it when buying: a ride on an amusement ride? A theater ticket? A cruise? A train ticket? A circus ticket? Can you experience it while partaking in the experience you bought?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Mon May 27, 2019 1:56 pm

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Can you experience it when buying: (I'll assume you mean buying these at the venue and not online. If online: unlikely for all.) a ride on an amusement ride? Unlikely. A theater ticket? Yes. A cruise? Unlikely. A train ticket? Possibly, depending on other factors. A circus ticket? Unlikely.

Can you experience it while partaking in the experience you bought? Yes.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Tue May 28, 2019 6:45 am

Is the duration of the experience relevant? The time between buying and experiencing it? The effort put in by others in order to create the experience? Other people participating in the experience? Is the time after the experience relevant? Relevant whether you enjoy it or not?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Wed May 29, 2019 9:16 pm

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Is the duration of the experience relevant? No. The time between buying and experiencing it? No, you needn't be buying an experience. The effort put in by others in order to create the experience? No. Other people participating in the experience? No. Is the time after the experience relevant? Not really, although this may be when you experience fowaslia. Relevant whether you enjoy it or not? No.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:02 am

Can you experience it if you're getting the thing for free? Buying it for someone else? Buying it with a gift card? Can several people share the experience of fowaslia? Can you intentionally induce fowaslia in yourself? Would you ever want to? Can you intentionally induce it in others? Can children experience it? Toddlers? The blind? The deaf? Can you experience vague fowaslia? Strong fowaslia? Overwhelming?
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby irishelk » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:54 pm

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Can you experience it if you're getting the thing for free? Yes. Buying it for someone else? Yes. Buying it with a gift card? Yes. Can several people share the experience of fowaslia? Yes, potentially. Can you intentionally induce fowaslia in yourself? It would be difficult. Would you ever want to? Probably not. Can you intentionally induce it in others? Noish.

Can children experience it? Yes. Toddlers? I don't see why not. The blind? Yes, although I wonder if they might be less susceptible to it. Not sure. The deaf? Yes. Can you experience vague fowaslia? Strong fowaslia? Overwhelming? Rather than it being stronger or weaker, you'd typically just experience it for shorter or longer periods of time.
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Re: [IrishElk] Fowaslia {Neologism}

Postby GalFisk » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:26 am

Can it last for: seconds? Minutes? Hours? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? Decades? Can you experience it for more than one purchase simultaneously? If so, do you experience two separate instances of it? Just one? Does the experience of fowaslia stop abruptly? Fade away? Can you make it stop? Make it not start? Predict it? Is it uncomfortable? Unsettling?
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