It’s a few months since I launched the Sentence first shop, and also since I mentioned it, so a brief plug before Christmas won’t go amiss. I’ve updated the contents a little, removing some items and adding a new product line or two – most recently one with the text:
I remember when this was all feels
Obviously it’s a play on the well-worn line I remember when this was all fields (or: when all this; all just fields, etc).
The feels in question are an internet meme of sorts. The pun might mean nothing to you, or you might find it appealingly silly. You might even have seasonal feels about it.
Wordplay is the shop’s main theme. Old favourites Omit needles swords, Grammar is glamorous (etymologically speaking), Recursive hipsters et al. are still available on T-shirts, mugs, tops, badges, bags and hoodies, some now at reduced prices.
Spreadshirt advises ordering by 13–14 December to avail of standard delivery in the US by Christmas. (Outside the US, it may be too late even for Santa.) Requests and feedback are welcome – you can leave a comment below, send an email, or find me on Twitter at @StanCarey.
For other Christmas gift ideas, you might find language-related books of interest in my reviews archive.
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I’ve been using the word ‘feels’ like that since I read The Diary of Opal by Opal Whiteley in the late 90’s. I wonder if you have read it. I would love to hear your take on Opal’s use of language.
Lady Demelza, I’m afraid I haven’t read Opal Whiteley’s Diary (first published in 1920, I notice), but after your comment I browsed some passages online and saw her use of feels. How very interesting.