Sunday, October 14, 2012

We are never so ridiculous through what we are as through what we pretend to be.

A pair of artists all right... The Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay, Sydney. September 2012.

Five MORE Words That We Need To Start Using In English!

  • Boketto (Japanese)

    Do you ever find yourself gazing vacantly into the distance? The Japanese have a word for that.

  • Glas wen (Welsh)

    Trust the Welsh to think of a succinct name for an insincere or mocking smile. Literally, it translates to "blue smile".

  • Pana Po’o (Hawaiian)

    When you've lost something, and you're looking hard, do you find yourself scratching your head? If you do, then you've just pana po’o'd!

  • Kaelling (Danish)

    We all know this one. You know, that woman who publicly berates her children? A kaelling.

  • Mamihlapinatapai (Yaghan, Tierra del Fuego)

    You know that special look that is shared between two people when you are both wanting the other person to do something that you both want, but neither of you want to be the one to do it? That's mamihlapinatapai.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Rabbits or guinea pigs?