When I did my student exchange in Finland I tried my best to learn Finnish, but never made it past the essentials like ‘Hello’, ‘ Where is the nearest bar?’ and ‘ Yes, sure I’ll join you to the sauna!’ But I did pick up some of their unusual words, because it turns out the Finnish have found the right word for certain situations that I’d love to import into English.
used in situations to express the lack of energy to do something
drinking alone in your underwear with no intention of going out
pilkunnussija – literally “comma fucker”
a person who points out all spelling mistakes
perskärpänen – literally “ass fly”
a person who keeps following you without you wanting them to
raivoraitis – literally “rage sober”
a person who never drinks alcohol and might preach about it
taking action against the odds and displaying courage and resoluteness in the face of adversity
is when you are eating while drunk and forget about table manners and cutlery
a leftover party where you and your friends get together the day after a party to eat and drink the leftovers together
is mild drunkness or that phase before the actual drunkenness where the drinker gets all smiley and more talkative
the phase that comes after intoxication. You know … when drinks begin to run out, you start to get tired and end up in a bad mood, where you start crying at your shitty life
What’s your favourite word that needs an English equivalent?