I hope everyone is enjoying a great Bank Holiday weekend (we’ll ignore the weather). I found a blog post of 15 words with no English equivalent that I thought I’d share.

Here are my favourites from the list:

1. Zhaghzhagh (Persian)
The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage.

4. Luftmensch (Yiddish)
The Yiddish have scores of words to describe social misfits. This one is for an impractical dreamer with no business sense. Literally, air person.

15. Kummerspeck (German)
Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.

You can see the full list here.

(Disclaimer: I have no idea if these are all real words, but they sound fun anyway!)