Jon’s best place to put your emotions online


If you have emotions, which a lot of us do, you occasionally want to put them somewhere. Often you might give them to a friend or leave them in a journal.

But problems can start when you think YouTube is your friend and comment threads are your journal.

For example, let’s look at the video of when Louis from One Direction got tackled by a professional footballer. It was eventful because he got hurt and then inexplicably vomited.

This is what Lovely Miss thought about it all:


That’s is a little annoying – not spectacular though. More worrying is what Emma Curtis thought:


Serous anger issues, a misunderstanding of what equipment is needed to mow and a double use of the word ‘little’ are all major warning signs for me.

It’s clear that Emma and Lovely Miss both need a better way to express their emotions online. They need the best way.

So in steps the Emotionary (pictured at the top) with the catchy strap line:

Words that don’t exist for feelings that do.

It’s there to put a name to those complex feelings that aren’t in the dictionary yet.

My favourite is Floptimism – essentially feeling positive or offering encouragement in the face of certain failure. This is followed closely by Instacurity – a lack of confidence about how you come across over social media.

This is surely the only sensible place to put your feelings online.

If you’re angry at (or passionately in love with) one direction then make-up a word for it and tweet it to @TheEmotionary – they might just put it on their website…

Imagining that you’re killing people with a machine gun? Maybe you should call that Imachination.

Worried about a member of a boyband? Maybe you’re boyburdened?

Whatever term you make up, it sure is more fun than comment-thread counselling.