Archive for ‘all Greek to me’

July 11th, 2014

ikebana

The Japanese art of flower arranging.

March 20th, 2014

langlaufer

A cross-country skier.

January 6th, 2014

cualacino

(Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

December 24th, 2013

propil

Selling your worldly possessions in order to buy booze? The Russians have a word for that.

October 29th, 2013

jiangshiche

A colloquial Chinese term for abandoned cars, or “zombie cars”.

October 14th, 2013

kabelsalat

Literally “cable salad”, a German word describing a tangled mess of cables.

October 7th, 2013

powwow

From the Narragansett word “powwaw”, a gathering of people.

September 12th, 2013

ziraleet

An Arabic word for an expression of joy made by a group.

September 8th, 2013

Noon Ooh-Soom “눈 웃음”

A Korean phrase, literally an “eye laugh”. The form one’s eyes take when laughing.

September 1st, 2013

déjà vu

The sensation that something has occurred before.