The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-09-26, 19:28

genetta - genet

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-09-26, 19:33

(en) anvilicious adj - (fandom slang) Conveyed in a heavy-handed, unsubtle way; preachy (according to Wiktionary)

See also TVTropes, where I first saw the word while reading about a "Pride and Prejudice" adaptation's version of Mr. Collins.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Ser » 2018-09-26, 22:04

bola 'way, manner'

Apparently this word is used this way in Spain.

In El Salvador it also has some colloquial meanings, but different.
1. (American) dollar, e.g. el regalito me costó diez bolas 'the cute gift cost me $10'.
2. fault, mostly in the expression echarle la bola [a alguien] 'to blame [sb]', e.g. ya vi que le estás echando la bola 'I see you're now blaming him' (literally "I see you're now throwing the fault onto him").
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Osias » 2018-09-27, 13:16

Dormouse559 wrote:(en) anvilicious adj - (fandom slang) Conveyed in a heavy-handed, unsubtle way; preachy (according to Wiktionary)

I don't know if someone ever used this in Portuguese beyond me, but I've said "bigornicioso" in conversations with my brother.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-09-28, 14:17

(en) swede an amateur remake of a famous film
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-09-28, 17:49

alzavola - teal (the bird)
foglia di tè / tè blu - teal (the color) [literally: tea leaf / blue tea]

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby ceid donn » 2018-09-30, 15:11

(en) lemsip - generally referring to various types over-the-counter cold and flu remedies that can be made into a warm, flavored beverage, from the brand name, Lemsip, a product available in seemingly all the English-speaking world except North America, probably because it has some nasty adverse effects when taken with other medications.

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Postby linguoboy » 2018-10-01, 15:22

ceid donn wrote:(en) lemsip - generally referring to various types over-the-counter cold and flu remedies that can be made into a warm, flavored beverage, from the brand name, Lemsip, a product available in seemingly all the English-speaking world except North America, probably because it has some nasty adverse effects when taken with other medications.

Which is weird, because paracetamol is used all the time in cold and flu remedies in North America.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-10-02, 16:10

paradiorthosis a false correction
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-10-07, 19:27

Australia (en-au)/New Zealand (en-nz) chook - chicken
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby OldBoring » 2018-10-07, 20:03

Mandarin
种草莓 zhòng cǎoméi (literally 'to grow strawberries') - to give hickeys

Taiwanese Mandarin
普林 pǔlín - purine (in Mainland China it's 嘌呤 piàolìng)

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Michael » 2018-10-16, 21:38

sootikin
A small, mouse-shaped deposit formed in the vaginal cleft, usually of poorer women who did not wear undergarments - common until the nineteenth century. A sootikin built up over several weeks, even months, of not washing. It was composed of particles of soot, dirt, sweat, smegma (qv) and vaginal and menstrual discharge. When it reached a certain size and weight, it tended to work loose and drop from under the woman's skirt.

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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-10-19, 16:27

bouget a heraldic charge representing waterbags (as in the escutcheon of the Baron de Ros)
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-10-20, 4:40

Michael wrote:sootikin
A small, mouse-shaped deposit formed in the vaginal cleft, usually of poorer women who did not wear undergarments - common until the nineteenth century. A sootikin built up over several weeks, even months, of not washing. It was composed of particles of soot, dirt, sweat, smegma (qv) and vaginal and menstrual discharge. When it reached a certain size and weight, it tended to work loose and drop from under the woman's skirt.

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I can't say I'm surprised given the history of sanitation in England.

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Postby Olinguito » 2018-10-24, 14:49

guerdon
(n)
a reward or payment

And he who after a thousand lives of fierce endeavour has achieved self-mastery abandons all that he had striven to obtain, forgoes the guerdon of his efforts, and returns and by his Great Renunciation hastens the liberation of all mankind.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby linguoboy » 2018-10-31, 15:05

freemartin an infertile chimaeric female mammal resulting from a mixed-sex twin birth (most commonly observed in cattle, but possible in other species as well)
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby IpseDixit » 2018-11-08, 22:20

maramaldeggiare - exert violence over someone weak that cannot react

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Postby Olinguito » 2018-11-10, 9:15

eldritch
(adj)
unearthly; weird

At the very beginning there are distant eldritch screams in the strings; the witches are broom-sticking all around us.
—J. H. Elliot on the finale of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, in The Symphony, Ralph Hill (ed.)
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby md0 » 2018-11-11, 14:21

adj. όμορος/η/ο (ὅμορος < ὁμός + όριο)
bordering (political entity), adjacent (plots of land)

Must be a Katharevousa word.
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Re: The last word of your mother tongue you have learnt ?

Postby Dormouse559 » 2018-11-16, 22:34

climate grief / ecological grief / eco-anxiety

CBC wrote:It's the grief that's felt in relation to either experienced or anticipated ecological loss, whether it's due to acute environmental issues or long, chronic, creeping changes.
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