Meaning: a condition in which someone abandons you but leaves their belongings behind, inducing painful memories
Etymology: name of a song by the band- Pierce the Veil.
Pronunciation: The song doesn’t have the word Caraphernelia in it. Maybe we’re allowed to pronounce it like – Cara+phernelia ?
Usage in a sentence: “He left me with Caraphernelia.”
This word grabbed my attention because it quite rhymes with ‘paraphernalia’, but the fourth last letter and the first letter is different. And the meanings are poles apart. ‘Phernelia’ means recurring again and again or lasting an indefinitely long time, and ‘Cara’ is the ex-girlfriend of the lyricist cum lead singer Vic Fuentes, of the band Pierce the Veil.
We have all had that one person who promised us that they would stay forever. But, every one has a different definition of forever. For some, forever might mean- ’till death do us apart’, for others it could mean- ’till I find someone better than you’. The meaning of the word forever in some people’s dictionaries could be- ’till I need you’, and for the others- ’till I can bear you using me’. In all the cases, except the first one, one person in the friendship/relationship abandons the other. And it’s a sad affair: The one person who you thought would never leave you, did the very same thing that you were dreading. It’s worse if the person leaves without an explanation.
The word ‘belongings’ in the meaning could signify a lot of things- your favourite wristwatch that he gifted you, books that she loaned you, etc. It could also signify the intangible things- the text messages, the songs that they recommended, their way of laughing that you started copying and many more.
So, have you experienced Caraphernelia? Do men feel caraphernelia more than women? Let’s debate about it in the comments section! 😀
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