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Examples

  • Backpfeifengesicht: a face that cries out for a fist in it (German) uitwaaien: walking in windy weather for fun (Dutch) karoshi: death from overwork (Japanese) utepils: the first drink of the year taken out of doors (Norwegian) taarof: accepting someone's hospitality, taking something that you may not want in order not to offend (Persian) caim: a sanctuary.

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  • Wow. Why doesn't English have a word for this? What fun!

    July 26, 2007

  • "Dutch for walking in windy weather for fun"

    July 26, 2007