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bilby commented on the word poronkusema
Something like a pater noster while. Love it. I nominate ruzuzu to make Wordnik's finest reindeer list.
December 28, 2013
ruzuzu commented on the word poronkusema
Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Finnish_obsolete_units_of_measurement&oldid=587597457 (where we learn that a poronkusema (approximately 7.5 km) is a "Lappish measurement of distance; the distance a reindeer can travel before needing to stop to urinate. Today used to describe something that is at a very obscure distance away.")
December 27, 2013
See here: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=9267
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