There's No Place Like Home (sickness)

Updated: Jan 3, 2019

By Megan Lillick

Illustration by Sahar Sobhani

Homesickness is an interesting word, especially for etymologists. Just look it up on Wikipedia, and you’ll see for yourself — there are 29 references to help explain such a distress, citing everything from historical definitions to symptoms and coping mechanisms.

Its meaning is tricky. For instance, if you applied the same logical interpretation as you would to carsickness,