14 Great Words the English Language Lacks
Have you ever felt tartled?
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2013 5:39 PM CST
Updated Jan 19, 2013 7:00 PM CST
Koi No Yokan, maybe?   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – You're stuffed, but you just can't stop eating because the meal is so delicious. What's the word for that again? Right, there is none, at least in English. But Georgians sum it up as "shemomedjamo." It's one of 14 interesting foreign words rounded up by the Week (via Mental Floss) that have no equivalent in America. Also:

  • Koi No Yokan (Japanese): The feeling that you and the person you just met are going to fall in love.
  • Tartle (Scots): The panic you feel when you're about to introduce somebody but have forgotten the name.
  • Zeg (Georgian): The day after tomorrow.

  • Rhwe (Tsonga, South Africa): "To sleep on a floor without a mat, while drunk and naked."
  • Greng-jai (Thai): The feeling when you don't want someone to do you a favor because it would be a big hassle for that person.
  • Kaelling (Danish): A woman who stands at her door or in any public place cursing at her kids.
Read the full list here.

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WeThePpl
Jan 20, 2013 9:26 AM CST
Today is SUNDAY day after tomorrow is TUESDAY! Or, today is the 1st day of the wk; day after tomorrow is the 3rd day of the wk! I suppose 'overmorrow' is used by morons that don't know the names of the days of the wk? ROFL
JoeQ
Jan 20, 2013 12:40 AM CST
You just want to win at Scrabble.
793tango
Jan 19, 2013 8:16 PM CST
Love it. I remember a word that was in the news about 10 years ago or so. It was Japanese and it described someone who had literally worked themselves to death. I think it was Kiroshi. Not sure. But I liked that they had a word for doing such a thing.