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Q: mal de coucou

dictionaryofobscuresorrows:

I’d like to know something about ‘mal de coucou’. I think it means something like ‘pain of the cuckoo’ (?), but I don’t see the connection between these words and the definition you gave them. Could you explain this to me?” –waveringmind

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Here’s the definition of mal de coucou:

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"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating."

— Oscar Fingall O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. (via quotedojo)