Sunday, May 26, 2013

A true initiation never ends.

Not snorkelling weather. Clifton Beach. May 2013.

Sunday Top Five? That's right, here are Five Words That We Really Need To Start Using In English!

  • Pelinti (Buli): You know when you're in a rush to eat a hot pie and you have to open your mouth and tilt your head to avoid burning yourself? Ghanaians have a word for that.

  • Myötähäpeä (Finnish): the nicer relative of Schadenfreude. Think, "vicarious embarrassment.”

  • Above us the waves. Clifton Beach. May 2013.
  • Layogenic (Tagalog): You know how sometimes you can see something (or someone) from far away and it/ they look pretty good, but when you get a close look it's not quite the case? That's layogenic.

  • Cavoli Riscaldati (Italian): a very bad move: trying to revive an unworkable relationship. It literally translates to "reheated cabbage."

  • Litost (Czech): I'll defer to Milan Kundera on this one: “a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery.”

The water was extraordinary cold. Clifton Beach. May 2013.

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