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whichbe commented on the word oblomovism
what is this?
January 16, 2008
sionnach commented on the word oblomovism
I think it refers to the quality of being too lazy to get out of bed in the morning, derived from an eponymous character in Russian fiction.
mollusque commented on the word oblomovism
Yup, that's it. Also used as a blanket term for hibernation and estivation in a paper on Oblomovism in the Mollusca.
reesetee commented on the word oblomovism
Great word. Signed, Too Lazy to Look It Up.
"Thompson had been sinking towards semi-starvation, I to the insidious Oblomovism of the country. Now we were reformed and happy."
'The Sailor', page 71 in "Essential Stories", by V. S. Pritchett.
(Sir Victor writes as if taking dictation from the Muse herself)
July 16, 2008
rolig commented on the word oblomovism
The Russian word itself is wonderful: Обломовщина - Oblomovshchina, with that peculiar Russian suffix -shchina, which means something like "the all-pervasive spirit/dominance of…"
mcgelligot commented on the word oblomovism
Oblomovism is not so much being lazy. It is more a feeling of comfort with your own existence so deep that even obviously necessary change becomes more trouble than it is worth.
October 31, 2008
vanishedone commented on the word oblomovism
I think I've met cats who practised this.
November 1, 2008
chained_bear commented on the word oblomovism
I think I've dated people who practiced this.
Sometimes I practice this.
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