Weird Things We Don’t Have Words for in English
According to the “Oxford English Dictionary” there are at least 171,000 words in the English language. But we don’t have a word for everything.
Here are eight weird things other countries have words for, but we don’t:
- Utepils. It’s Norwegian for “outside beer.” It’s when you have a drink while enjoying the outdoors.
- Sobremesa. It’s a Spanish word that means “over the table.” It’s when you sit and keep talking after dinner’s over.
- Engili. In parts of India, it’s a term for food that someone’s already taken a bite out of.
- Shemomedjamo. In the country of Georgia, it’s a word for when you’re full, but keep eating anyway. They also have a much shorter way of saying “day after tomorrow.” The word for it is “zeg.”
- Kummerspeck. It’s a German word that literally means “grief bacon.” It’s when you overeat because you’re sad about something.
- Kalsarikännit. It’s Finnish. It’s when you get drunk alone at home in your underwear, with no plans to go anywhere or do anything.
- Pelinti. In Ghana, it’s the word for when you bite into something really hot, and have to move it around in your mouth so it doesn’t burn you.
- Tartle. It’s a Scottish word for when you want to introduce someone, but hesitate because you can’t remember their name.
Read more at The Week.