10 more handy words that don’t exist in the English dictionary. 28.06.2012

You can find the first 25 here. Words found via Mental Floss & Matador Network. Where else.

1 Cafuné (Portuguese): the act of tenderly running ones fingers through someones hair.

2 Prozvonit (Czech): to call a mobile and let it ring once so that the other person calls back, thus saving money.

3 Tartle (Scottish): hesitating whilst introducing someone because you forgot their name.

4 Kyoikumama (Japanese): a mother who relentlessly pushes her children towards academic achievement.

5 Iktsuarpok (Inuit): to go outside to check if anyone is coming.

6 Jaysus (Indonesian): a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh.

7 Torschlusspanik (German): literally translates as ‘gate-closing panic’. It is the fear of diminishing opportunities as one ages.

8 Drachenfutter (German): literally translates as ‘dragon fodder’ it refers to a type of gift a husband gives to a wife when they have acted  inappropriately.

9 Kummerspeck (German): weight gained through comfort eating. Literally ‘grief bacon’. Brilliant

10 Gumusservi (Turkish): moonlight shining on water.


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