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The Meaning Of Nappiness

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The meaning of nappiness
Courtesy of Pixabay

I had never heard of 'nappiness' until two days ago. I was sitting in my favourite cafe with a cappuccino and, possibly a piece of cake, reading the newspaper. Until then if you had asked me the meaning of 'nappiness' I would have hesitantly suggested it was how a baby felt when wearing a fresh, clean, soft nappy.

I came across an article claiming having a regular short nap (under 30 minutes) makes people happier. The article claimed the word 'nappiness' had been coined to describe the contented feeling a person gets after talking a short nap during the day.

More than a thousand people did an online survey, answering questions of a psychological nature. Some questions were about daytime napping.

From this survey it was found those who often had a daytime nap of less than 30 minutes were more likely to be happy than those who didn't nap or who took longer naps. About 66% of those who took short naps reported feeling happy compared to 60% of those who didn't take naps. 56% of the participants who took longer naps reported feeling happy.



The meaning of nappiness
Sometimes you just need a nap. Image courtesy of Pixabay


I later googled 'nappiness' and found various pieces of information.

It can mean hairiness or shagginess. It seems the word is rarely used now in this conext. However it can now refer to frizzy hair especially the type some African American people have.

It is also a noun meaning obstinacy or disobedience exhibited by a horse.



Horse
Image courtesy of Pixabay

A bit more research uncovered a company called 'Pure Nappiness'. This company produces eco friendly reusable cloth nappies and similar products. Ahhh so my original reaction to the word was pretty close to correct.

I often ask myself how we ever found out anything before the internet. But then, from memory, I don't think I was as inquisitive back then.


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Hi Marie,
The term sounds perfect for the meaning it's intended to convey! A really original and humorous article.
Justine
Thanks, Justine. I got my dose of nappiness this afternoon. I worked hard in the morning giving three doors in my house their second coat of coat. I washed my dog who hates having a bath. After doing some gardening and a load of washing and hanging it out I needed a nap. I woke up with more energy and feeling happier.
An entertaining read hehe. Shows how language develops over time. Fascinating!
Thanks for your comment, Mina. I do find the different meanings one word can have interesting. Also interesting how a meaning can change. Changes in what is acceptable grammar is fascinating too. The important thing is that somehow we manage to communicate!
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