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Manuscript Title

Heart Hurts from Higging

Authors

Nia Pettway

Publication Date

2022

Abstract

This essay examines an emotion that does not have a word and offers a neologism to apply. "Higgs," the neologism in question, defines a feeling of nostalgia for the present that blends itself with a fear of moving into the future. With the word having such a timeless, yet relevant application, this essay takes readers through its creation, examples in contemporary media, as well as how implementation of the word may help users better understand the emotion it describes.

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