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#1 2017-11-06 08:14:01

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 985

'emptiness syndrome' for 'empty nest syndrome'

I suppose they amount to much the same thing, but the imagery seems very different to me; on the one hand there is a blank void, on the other a near-vacant twiggy home in a tree.

The emptiness syndrome is suffered by many parents when their children fly the nest.

Some wallow in self pity, depression by others struggle with psychologist’s call the “Emptiness Syndrome” when the last child leaves home, especially if it is …

After her children moved out, Birkett said she suffered from “severe emptiness syndrome,” and wanted to do something to help children that …

I think the mother feels the “Emptiness Syndrome” when the kids move away for good…

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#2 2017-11-06 08:49:00

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
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Re: 'emptiness syndrome' for 'empty nest syndrome'

I love it.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#3 2017-11-06 16:24:29

yanogator
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From: Ohio
Registered: 2007-06-07
Posts: 152

Re: 'emptiness syndrome' for 'empty nest syndrome'

That first one really missed it, using the “fly the nest” metaphor, but mis-naming the syndrome. :)


“I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.” – Lily Tomlin

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#4 2017-11-07 08:46:39

kem
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From: Victoria, BC
Registered: 2007-08-28
Posts: 2547

Re: 'emptiness syndrome' for 'empty nest syndrome'

All the good eggcorns have not flown the nest.


Hatching new language, one eggcorn at a time.

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#5 2017-11-07 10:03:28

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
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Re: 'emptiness syndrome' for 'empty nest syndrome'

yanogator wrote:

That first one really missed it, using the “fly the nest” metaphor, but mis-naming the syndrome. :)

Actually I half wonder if the author did it on purpose. Admirable, in its way, if so. But I’m glad for the other examples where it is more likely inadvertent.


*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .

(Possible Corollary: it is, and we are .)

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#6 2017-11-08 02:36:33

JuanTwoThree
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From: Spain
Registered: 2009-08-15
Posts: 414

Re: 'emptiness syndrome' for 'empty nest syndrome'

Something nagged the back of my mind that we had had a ness/nest confusion before, though of a very different ilk; what was even further back in my mind was that I had had anything to do with it

http://eggcorns.lascribe.net/forum/view … hp?id=5417


On the plain in Spain where it mainly rains.

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#7 2017-11-11 13:22:10

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 985

Re: 'emptiness syndrome' for 'empty nest syndrome'

Thanks for the reminder, John. I’d forgotten too, yet oddly enough had skirmished the loch but thought a disappointed monster-watcher interpretation a wet step too far. Such possibilities, though, sustain me through these whimsical searches.

Sounds like mama is having Empty Ness Syndrome! I know that feeling! Got 4 and only 1 left at home! yes …

Empty-ness syndrome. A sense of depression and a loss of purpose that some parents experience when the youngest child leaves home

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