Archive for ‘all Greek to me’

August 23rd, 2013

weltschmerz

A feeling of melancholy and world weariness.

August 4th, 2013

geborgenheit

The feeling that when you’re with a certain person – or in a particular place – nothing can harm you.

August 4th, 2013

ttonkolenyo

An Amharic word for one who is always devising schemes from which they might benefit, to the detriment of others.

August 3rd, 2013

gâchis

A French word for a wonderful opportunity wasted due to overwhelming incompetence.

August 3rd, 2013

verschlimmbesserung

Something which is supposedly an improvement, but actually makes things worse. (German)

August 2nd, 2013

queesting

To invite your lover into your bed for chit chat – a Dutch word.

August 2nd, 2013

chantepleurer

This wonderful French word describes singing and crying at the same time.

August 1st, 2013

fensterln

Sneaking in through the window to have sex with someone without their parents noticing has a name in German.

August 1st, 2013

goya

From Urdu, a word for a moment of fantasy which temporarily feels real, the suspension of disbelief – a story excellently told, for example.

July 31st, 2013

resfeber

A Swedish word, describing the jittery nervous feeling you get before travelling.