If language shapes reality, then it’s the experience of Earth that shapes language. To expand that vocabulary, here’s an environmental neologism – ecologism – to give voice to a particular phenomenon. 

Wet Sweat Regret


Slang for ‘Unfortunately Cold’

The feeling that comes when you stop moving and suddenly realize that your back is indeed sweaty, and will only become colder from wetness until you begin moving again.

“We were powering up this hill feeling good, but when we stopped for a breather, I was hit with wet sweat regret.”

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