The Catalog of New Emotions: Vortexted


Vortexted (pronounced: /ˈvɔrtɛkstɛd/) adjective — feeling overwhelmed by a storm of text messages from needy, demanding, or insane people about a particular person, occurrence, or event, past, future, or purely imaginary.

Usage: I was vortexted by George this morning about last night and me and some guy with a douchetag who I don’t remember and suspect doesn’t even exist.

Etymology: A combination of vortex and text that first appeared as, “He’s vortexting you!” after a friend said that someone just kept sending her more and more texts. Contributed by John Mackenzie.

The Catalog of New Emotions is a project to refine our emotional sensibilities through the creation of new emotions and the development of a vocabulary to express these new emotions. If you would like to contribute to this project leave a comment. Your definition of the new emotion should include pronunciation; examples of usage; etymology of the word and/or why this new emotion is necessary.

To see all the entries in  The Catalog of New Emotions, click here.

One thought on “The Catalog of New Emotions: Vortexted

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s