I especially love number 5. Happens to me ALL the time. It just fascinates me that there are words common to certain languages that others don’t even have. My Psychology of Language class has given me a whole new perspective on language and how it’s used.
1. Waldeinsamkeit (German): the feeling of being alone in the woods
2. 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
3. Taarradhin (Arabic): a way of resolving a problem without anyone losing face (not the same as our concept of a compromise – everyone wins)
4. Litost (Czech): a state of torment created by the sudden sight of one’s own misery
5. Esprit de l’escalier (French): a witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs…
6. Meraki (Greek): doing something with soul, creativity, or love
7. Yoko meshi (Japanese): literally ‘a meal eaten sideways’, referring to the peculiar stress induced by speaking a foreign language:
8. Duende (Spanish): a climactic show of spirit in a performance or work of art, which might be fulfilled in flamenco dancing, or bull-fighting, etc.
9. Guanxi (Mandarin): in traditional Chinese society, you would build up good guanxi by giving gifts to people, taking them to dinner, or doing them a favour, but you can also use up your gianxi by asking for a favour to be repaid.
10. Pochemuchka (Russian): a person who asks a lot of questions
11. Tingo (Pascuense language of Easter Island): to borrow objects one by one from a neighbour’s house until there is nothing left
12. Radioukacz (Polish): a person who worked as a telegraphist for the resistance movements on the Soviet side of the Iron Curtain
13. Selathirupavar (Tamil): a word used to define a certain type of absence without official leave in face of duty
So I was daydreaming in class today thinking about what the greatest songs to have sex to are, and so I compiled my own list, but googled the top ten songs to have sex to, and thought it quite interesting. Some of these songs I would totally have sex to, but others I can’t even imagine, I looked up number one, and that just wouldn’t happen. I was not at all surprised by the Marvin Gaye song. We all know he’s got the groovy sex songs down. =]
According to spike.com:
10. “Wildcat” - Ratatat
9. “Battery” - Metallica 8. “Why don’t we do it in the Road?” - The Beatles 7. “Everything in its Right Place” - Radiohead 6. “Bump n’ Grind” - R. Kelly 5. “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” - Daft Punk 4. “Between the Sheets” - The Isley Brothers 3. “Wicked Game” - Chris Isaak 2. “Sexual Healing” - Marvin Gaye 1. “Sex Machine” - James Brown
According to me:
10. “All Of This” - Blink-182 9. “My Sharona” - The Knack 8. “Tell Me What to Do” - Metro Station 7. “Lips of an Angel” - Hinder 6. “The Birds and The Bees” - Breathe Carolina 5. “Breathe” - Angels & Airwaves 4. “Always” - Blink-182 3. “The Nobodies” - Marilyn Manson 2. “Even Fairy Tales Would Be Jealous” - Playradioplay! 1. “Feeling Good” - Muse
Vince is right about the beat to ”The Nobodies” it just makes for a good slow sex song. Are we surprised that Muse is number one? This is my (joyannalee) list of songs to have sex to in no particular order ”Crimewave”-Crystal Castles ”Tonight Let’s Dance”- Elefant ”Gallery Piece”- Of Montreal ”Burndt Jamb”- Weezer ”Timberwolves at New Jersey”- Taking Back Sunday ”Whole Wide World”- Wreckless Eric ”Ooh La”- Kooks ”Don’t You Evah”- Spoon ”Wildcat”- Ratatat “Everything in it’s Right Place”- Radiohead I’m having some formatting issues…please ignore the weird spacing