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‘Gheegle’ and other words that don’t exist in the English language

From BlackBook:

L’esprit de escalier: (French) The feeling you get after leaving a conversation, when you think of all the things you should have said. Translated it means “the spirit of the staircase.”

Waldeinsamkeit: (German) The feeling of being alone in the woods.

Meraki: (Greek) Doing something with soul, creativity, or love.

Forelsket: (Norwegian) The euphoria you experience when you are first falling in love.

Gheegle: (Filipino) The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute.

Pochemuchka: (Russian) A person who asks a lot of questions.

Pena ajena: (Mexican Spanish) The embarrassment you feel watching someone else’s humiliation.

Cualacino: (Italian) The mark left on a table by a cold glass.

Ilunga: (Tshiluba, Congo) A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time.

Saudade: (sow-da-jee) (Portugese, Galician) the feeling one gets when realizing something one once had is lost and can never be had again

Sgriobn: (Gaelic) The itchiness that overcomes the upper lip just before taking a sip of whisky.

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Sep
30
2010
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When does a dream become a nightmare?

Thanks Liz G.

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Sep
30
2010
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Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi ‘To Be Released’ — (I’m not holding my breath).

From Sky News:

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released in November just days after the first election there in two decades, officials say.

The Nobel Peace laureate has been detained for most of the last 20 years since winning the country’s last poll in 1990.

Unnamed sources told the AFP news agency that she will be freed when her current house arrest expires on November 13.

“November will be an important and busy month for us because of the election and because of Aung San Suu Kyi’s release,” a Burmese official said.

The official noted the release would come soon after the country’s November 7 vote.

A second Burmese official, who also declined to be named, confirmed the date, adding: “She will be released on that day according to the law.”

Neither Suu Kyi nor her National League for Democracy (NLD) party will participate in the upcoming vote.

Opponents have dismissed the election as a sham aimed at hiding military power behind a civilian facade.

Uncertainty over whether the military regime will indeed release the 65-year-old will remain until the moment she appears in public.

The junta, humiliated by its crashing defeat in the last election, has prolonged Suu Kyi’s confinement almost continuously ever since.

She has been detained since May 2003 and has only enjoyed fleeting periods of freedom since 1990.

Thailand-based analyst Aung Naing Oo said any release would come with conditions and she “won’t be free to go out”.

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Maurizio Cattelan’s middle finger displayed in front of Milan Stock Exchange…

From designboom:

the most recent and much discussed artwork by maurizio cattelan arrived today in milan’s piazza affari, in front of the italian stock exchange building. the controversial monument is made in marble, about 4 meters high and has been allocated on a base that brings the sculpture to a total height of 11 meters. during the making process, the famed italian artist changed the title from ‘omnia munda mundis’ – literally meaning ‘to the pure [men], all things [are] pure’, a latin sentence that has entered a relatively common usage in many countries – to ‘L.O.V. E.’

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Sep
27
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25
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The Daily Drop Cap

This looks like a promising ‘work in progress’ web site.dailyDropCap1

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Link to The Daily Drop Cap.

Originally posted 2009-10-02 13:28:18.

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Sep
23
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23
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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

Beginning with Charles Darwin’s first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube, Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is, What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.

Most exhilarating is Johnson’s conclusion that with today’s tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. Where Good Ideas Come From is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how to come up with tomorrow’s great ideas.

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Sep
23
2010
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Old Jews Telling Jokes… Funny Videos

Only three episodes so far but this site looks very promising.

Link to Old Jews Telling Jokes

Originally posted 2009-01-30 14:44:11.

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Humor,Video |
Sep
21
2010
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Making raisins…

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Originally posted 2008-10-03 12:17:42.

Written by Peter C in: Food,Humor |
Sep
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15
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Forget the film watch the titles

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A wide collection of opening title sequences. Great stuff.
Link to submarinechannel and thanks to Miss Cellania at Neatorama

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You have 918915 friend requests.

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Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, France
Executive Creative Chairman: Olivier Altmann
Copywriter: Olivier Dermaux
Art Director: Matthieu Vinciguerra
Account Team: Gaëlle Morvan, Manuella Perche
Photographer: Reza Behnam
Published: April 2009
Media: Outdoor and Press

Previously on Wonderbra:

Today’s excellent Wonderbra ad brought to you by Publicis Frankfurt…

Wonderbra — The Big Reveal

More Wonderbra ads — swimwear campaign

Wonderbra: stand behind the yellow line

Originally posted 2009-08-04 09:02:38.

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Sep
05
2010
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9 Spanish anti-drug ads

9 ads from Ramón Rubial – Fundación Españoles en el Mundo, the Foundation for Spanish people all over the world. The campaign warns Spanish tourists about the dangers of doing (and getting busted for) drugs abroad. Beautiful work. Links to higher rez versions can be found here.

 Cuba

Cuba 

Denmark

Denmark 

El Salvador

El Salvador 

Greece

Greece 

Liberia

Liberia 

Thailand

Thailand 

Togo

Togo 

Uruguay

Uruguay 

United States

United States 

Links to higher rez versions can be found here.

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Originally posted 2008-03-20 09:29:04.

Written by Peter C in: Advertising,Drugas |

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