Prattle & Jaw

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A - Z of Untranslatable Words

Beautiful illustrations by Fuchsia MacAree based on words that just don't translate. My personal favourites are 'age-tori' (Japanese - to look worse after a haircut (something we've all tried)), 'walderinsamkeit' (German - feeling of being peacefully alone in the woods), and 'vomitorium' (Latin - a room for vomiting). 

Check them all out here (and buy the poster).

Via The Fox is Black.

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