Examples of sigh
Examples of sigh
Where does sigh come from?
We’ve been sighing long before it was written down, which was at least the 1300s as a noun and a verb. In Middle English literature, we see many sighs in longing for love, for instance, or other worldly woes.
— Nonhlanhla🌻 (@Tshinaki_) October 29, 2018
In the 1960s, sigh became slang in South Africa for “complain,” which in its way anticipates the use of sigh in the digital age.
As online writing doesn’t convey tone or nonverbal communication, typing out sigh became particularly useful and common as the internet era took off in the 1990s–2000s. So much so that in the 2000s, le sigh, with le from the French for “the,” became a humorous, exaggerated, romanticized way to show frustration, weariness, or longing.
I have acquired a painful set of loneliness… Le sigh. pic.twitter.com/LWTopFBXz6
— Sarah Faye O'Connor (@SarahFOConnor) November 14, 2018
Who uses sigh?
In digital communication, people write out sigh in commentary on–or reaction to–content, or to mark tone on a post or message. Often, it’s written just as sigh after a remark or on its own. It may also be written as *sigh*, the asterisks acting like stage directions. More internet-hip folks may write le sigh for emphasis or irony.
Internet sigh‘s are as versatile as real-life sighs, and they’ve migrated from social media to web article headlines. They can be issued in complaint, annoyance, or disappointment…
Why do I keep attracting mad people God? Sigh
— Kimbi (@_KhadijahIM) October 29, 2018
Gosh she was pretty *sigh* ♥️ pic.twitter.com/MwwlheUKpr
— Gabriela 🌈🍄 (@noir_or_never) October 20, 2018
…relief, like a whew…
All is restored! le sigh pic.twitter.com/JpY5SKuuQK
— CorlonD (@Corlon_Evans) November 12, 2018
…or sarcasm. Aren’t we thorough? Sigh.
*sigh* why am i better than everyone
— Funny Valentine (@valentine_en) November 14, 2018