Monday, September 26, 2005

Wordage

GEORGINA PATTINSON, BBC - The English language has borrowed words for centuries. Khaki and croissant are cases in point. So perhaps it's time to be thinking about adding others to the lexicon. Malay, for instance, has gigi rongak - the space between the teeth. The Japanese have bakku-shan - a girl who appears pretty from behind but not from the front. Then there's a nakkele - a man who licks whatever the food has been served on (from Tulu, India). These fabulous examples have been collected by author Adam Jacot de Boinod into The Meaning Of Tingo - a collection of words and phrases from around the world. (more...)

I want to be a koshatnik.

1 Comments:

At 2:50 PM, Blogger Keith said...

HAHAHA.....Bakku-shan!!!

 

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