"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. G...
The 20 funniest French expressions (and how to use them)
The French don’t tell you that “you’re grumpy”...they tell you that “you’re farting sideways” (Avoir un pet de travers).
"Tsundoku," the Japanese Word for the New Books That Pile Up on Our Shelves, Should Enter the English Language
There are some words out there that are brilliantly evocative and at the same time impossible to fully translate. Yiddish has the word shlimazl, which basically means a perpetually unlucky person. G...
The 20 funniest French expressions (and how to use them)
The French don’t tell you that “you’re grumpy”...they tell you that “you’re farting sideways” (Avoir un pet de travers).
Walnut sauce
Satsivi (literally means 'cold dish' in Georgian) (also known as walnut sauce) (Georgian: საცივი) is a food paste in Georgian cuisine made primarily from walnuts and is used in various recipes.
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List of English words of Tamil origin
This is a list of English words that are borrowed directly or ultimately from Dravidian languages. Dravidian languages include Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and a number of other languages spoken...
List of English words of Tamil origin - Wikipedia
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Swedish profanity
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Gosht
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Jurubaças
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