Thursday, July 1, 2010

Quick links: succinct non-English words

Care of reddit, a site devoted to non-English words that don't have a good counterpart. Shadenfreude hasn't appear yet (perhaps it's officially English now?), but drachenfutter has:

Literally translated as dragon’s food.

Drachenfutter are gifts that a husband brings to his wife after pissing her off. It is usually an attempt to avoid her wrath by giving her chocolate, flowers or other small gifts.

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