… an old tin. Have a great weekend!
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.