October 2nd, 2011

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More Words With No English Equivalent!

11. Faamiti (Samoan) 
To make a squeaking sound by sucking air past the lips in order to gain the attention of a dog or child.

12. Glas wen (Welsh) 
A smile that is insincere or mocking. Literally, a blue smile.

13. Bakku-shan (Japanese)
The experience of seeing a woman who appears pretty from behind but not from the front.

14. Boketto (Japanese) 
The act of gazing vacantly into the distance.

15. Kummerspeck (German)
Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.


I dunno about you, but bacon suddenly sounds like the best thing for grief. That, and booze.