lea commented on the word perse
Yes! It's Finnish and it means "ass".
February 18, 2010
lea commented on the user ruzuzu
Solveiga is really beautiful! Thanks for letting me know: I haven't heard about that variation before.
February 11, 2010
lea commented on the user bilby
:-) Right back atcha!
lea commented on the word almost Solveig
Solveig is a very dear friend of mine. Be nice to her.
February 10, 2010
lea commented on the user lea
Hello Me @ Wordnik. I almost didn't recognize you. Long time no see, I just tweet.
January 13, 2010
August 8, 2009
lea commented on the word twitter
Dogs tweet at twitter, too.
June 17, 2009
lea commented on the word hölökynkölökyn
May 11, 2009
lea commented on the word for ever
May 4, 2009
Okay, what's the difference with this and forever? Just wondering to myself.
May 3, 2009
lea commented on the word white trash
Infectious word like swine flu. My friend is a cultural antropologist/librarian, Native Americans being her main subject and she loves this word. I have grown to love it, too, I noticed. White trash has left the building on Capitol Hill... Woohoo! Life is good.
May 2, 2009
lea commented on the word chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg
April 23, 2009
lea commented on the word you are the seeds in my mole
Sesame seeds are the most important, essential ingredient in Mexican mole. Saw it on TV. Two wiseguys from England cooked there. The local saying allegently goes like this according to them.
April 6, 2009
lea commented on the word condom hair bands
Oh, boy, I hope it's crap. It's hard to believe that people are actually that stupid on this Planet. (The RSS-feed icon was the best I've ever seen.. Looks like the dude is sitting on a toilet.)
April 4, 2009
lea commented on the word frankly my beer
...if you're not Guinness, I am not interested.
April 3, 2009
lea commented on the word jewishish
Is that a word? It came up, as I was blogging old cows. Try not to be offended. I think I am jewishish, since some of my ancestors were Jewish.
You have found the meaning of life. The pure essence of humanity! (I agree. I could tattoo that message on those pics on my forehead most of my mornings.)
April 1, 2009
lea commented on the word snort
Number one on my human animal voices list.
lea commented on the word e-penis
Everybody can have one. At Twitter or not. The next level must be e-masturbate.
March 31, 2009
lea commented on the word minä
Occationally, yes. Too much of it is not healthy. :o]
Minä olen. = I am.
lea commented on the list •-call-me-cleanie-darling
Mr. Proper also could be a scurvy pirate, perhaps? Rrrr? No? True. Tom of Finland sounds more likely.
March 30, 2009
I think it is Mr. Proper in Finland. Is it true that the dude is wearing earring? I've never used this product. It obviously sucks.
lea commented on the word böö
March 29, 2009
lea commented on the word böp
For a moment I thought it was "böö". That is what the ghosts say (in Finland), when they try to scare you. I completely forgot how native english speaking ghosts do it. Stupid friends also might jump behind the corner at you and shout: böö!
It's worth a song. I agree. Don't go if you hate YouTube, too. Some people do.
March 28, 2009
lea commented on the word titityy
Cool. I got two with the price of one.
March 27, 2009
This is what the great (flying) tits say in Finland. Onomatopoeia? Whatever.
lea commented on the list the-list-who-cried-wolof
"Listening to the Wolof language makes my head hurt.- Tweet found on Twitter.
March 26, 2009
lea commented on the word downshift
I just heard from the radio, that Kate Moss was proud to tell about her downshift from owning 5 departments to 4 departments. That's my girl! (WTF?)
lea commented on the word kakka
lea commented on the word unmentionable
Is this my.. pants status? I'm quite newbie on Twitter... *rolling her eyes in horror*
Poo: A Natural History of the Unmentionable. This must be some sort of a sign of civilization... or then not.
lea commented on the word eläin
Animal in Finnish.
lea commented on the word humala
Drunkenness, intoxication. So, jumalahumala means something like "God Intoxication". When you're high from God. When life is unbearable to face sober... ;o}
lea commented on the word jumala
lea commented on the word retard
I hate to be politically incorrect and insult birds.
March 25, 2009
lea commented on the word hiiri
lea commented on the word mössö
Pimp my wimp?
March 24, 2009
I think there are groups of people out there that you can actually describe with the word nössömössö. Wimp mush. Cool.
lea commented on the word nössö
lea commented on the list just-because-i-feel-like-saying-it
oodles of doodles, noodles for poodles! this will crash google.
lea commented on the word eidetiker
Spelled eideteker in Red Dragon. I keep pen and notebook nearby while watching movies, in case I spot an interesting word. Pathetic, isn't it?
lea commented on the word iipee
(Also IP). Finnish 'bird slang' meaning big bird of prey. Iso = big; petolintu = bird of prey.
March 22, 2009
lea commented on the word superrari
Finnish 'bird slang'. Extremely rare bird. Really rara avis.
lea commented on the word kuukkeli
Perisoreus infaustus, Siberian jay in Finnish.
lea commented on the word tajunnanköyrijä
Finnish "bird slang", literally mindfucker.
lea commented on the word toe-curling
Mon dieu, it's really hard to get your toes curled in those shoes! Thank God for the crocs! Every knight who loves his toes, uses crocs these days...
March 21, 2009
lea commented on the word epitaph
Bloody hell! Thank you, seanahan, for making me cry. :o} I've done laugh-related crying lately with animals more or less, but that story was really a trigger. Boo hoo.
March 20, 2009
lea commented on the word lightheaded
I am a very aware cat, and I move from place to place with speed and agility. I am secretive in this manner. I've had past lives as a black panther and know how to stalk animals, humans, and other beings. I like a challenge. I like the opportunity to sneak up and prey. Part of my nature is to scare and attack. In this sense, I am a balancing act for this family. They are all so light-headed. - I have been a big cat (panther, lion) many times in life. I do not have the tolerance or patience of a house cat. I am most happy roaming, being free. I could tell you some hard lessons about the nature of freedom, ones not all lightheads want to hear.
Animal Voices by Dawn Baumann Brunke. Fascinating book. Showing perfectly that animals have fantastic personalities, just like people. Fantastic!
March 18, 2009
The berries are "cloudberries". (Lakka | muurain.) Quite expensive ones, they are common on the northen swamps, but you can find them in the southen part of Finland as well.. Some people think cloudberry liquer is nectar of The Gods, but I personally hate it. I think I am blue(and rasp)berry person myself. -- And strawberry. I grew up in a place called Strawberry Hill.
lea commented on the word usb finger drive
I hope it's not ending up to be Elm Street Nightmare, since jalava means elm.
lea commented on the word morrow
When owls whoop at night, expect a fair morrow.
lea commented on the word matto
Crazy man in Italian, but in Finnish it is carpet.
March 16, 2009
lea commented on the word i will not touch your vagina
Hands off my coffee-pot! I've been up all night trying to fix computer that is not fixable and I am ready to kill, if somebody tries to touch my coffee-pot. Grrr... Never underestimate tired weary woman. :o}
lea commented on the word hitto
I'm glad we are not that good in small talk and code language in Finland. We talk like Wolof-language phrase book here. Which is a good thing, I think.
March 15, 2009
So they do not use that base-related code language? Good. I think it is very confusing.
lea commented on the word little lady
From "Little Lessons for Little Ladies." Harper's Weekly Magazine. August 1851."
"Fanny Fallal, although she was not rich, nor person of rank, was a very fine lady. She would pass all her time reading novels and working crochet, but would neglect her household duties; so her husband who was a very nice man, and fond of a very nice dinner, became a member of a Club, and used to stop out very late at night, which led to many quarrels. How foolish it was of Fanny to neglect her household duties and not make her Albert happy at home." Source.
lea commented on the word pupu
Bunny in Finnish. Easter Bunny = pääsiäispupu.
March 14, 2009
I think Wolof is the sexiest language from now on, in my book. Officially. Nobody can resist that language. It is the language of love. Not French. French is boring.
lea commented on the word peli
Game in Finnish.
lea commented on the word sää
Weather in Finnish. In some dialects it means you. (Probably in the same dialect mää stands for me.) (Mää is also baa, if you are having a conversation with a Finnish lamb.)
lea commented on the word isä
Father in Finnish.
lea commented on the word pippeli
Nickname for weiner, peter, ding dong, willie, weewee, one-eyed jack, pecker, wood, prick, snake, sausage, crotch, rod, shaft, carrot, pennis the menace, mr. happy, minime, big boy, dick, johnson, pole, cock, member, doodle and so on. Often used by children - big or small. Shorter version: pili.
lea commented on the word ikofu
Xhosa for coffee. Plural iikofu.
lea commented on the word cafeeiro
Coffea arabica L. in Brazil.
lea commented on the word tittynope
A small quantity of anything left over? Okay.
lea commented on the word wolverine
And without the "beautiful pubic hair. I can't really think of anything else to say right now. I blew a fuse. Need to go away and fix it.
March 13, 2009
lea commented on the word invoke
Invoking Your name
does not help me to see You.
I'm blinded by the light of Your face.
Longing for your lips
does not bring them any closer.
What veils You from me
is my memory of You.
Translation by Azima Melita Kolin
and Maryam Mafi
Rumi: Whispers of the Beloved
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1999
lea commented on the word j-bomb
Don't drop the J-bomb. - The Simpsons.
lea commented on the word death
“Be happy! There is so much to appreciate in this life, you can find good in all things! Even death, you have such fear over this subject. But just stop and look! Look and see that there is joy! The joy for the one who has past to another plane.�?
- A Duck in Inwood Hill Park, New York City, 2007, via Coryelle Kramer.
New York City, 2007, via Coryelle Kramer
lea commented on the word a sizeable penis is good and tasty
Penis stew. Must be a treat. After that you can enjoy one Dead Penis.
lea commented on the word fluttertongue
I did not know that. I would have thought it is a nickname for nightingale.
March 12, 2009
lea commented on the word coffee and cigarettes
Fantastic movie. Coffee and cigarettes usually happen at the same time. (It looks a bit strange, if you drink milk and smoke a cigarette at the same time, but I have done that once, mith sour milk. I won't probably do it again.)
lea commented on the word opossum
PS. I didn't listen in Sunday school either, but I have learned later, that The Asparagus in question did what He told him to do. The 12 Opossums were successfully 'potty trained' and it was time to go back Home, for new adventures, ay.
Jesus was one of the first animal communicators.
lea commented on the word crochet
Good idea. ;o}
lea commented on the word stalker of coffee
Some people, for example on Facebook, call themselves "stalkers of coffee". I wonder what it means? How do you stalk coffee? Does it involve paparazzi- action? Hmm, just wondering, while drinking, not stalking, my morning coffee.
That would be great on a toast.
lea commented on the word sa mama 'e su sole
The Sun's mother would be really appreciated on these latitudes, but the sky has been quite grey. This poem will do the trick. :o)
lea commented on the word tshig-ja
Tibetan word for coffee, literally, "burnt tea". Source.
lea commented on the word kahvihammas
Finnish: kahvi = coffee, hammas = tooth.
In Finnish, when you say "Kahvihammastani kolottaa" it means that you are craving for coffee. Literally it means: My coffee tooth is aching. Maybe it is similar condition than sweet tooth is.
lea commented on the word animals as teachers
" Animals are here to help people learn to listen in a different way. Remember to use your hearts. "
Merlin, 3 years old wise cat
lea commented on the list poetrie-nelson-my-dog
“ One does not meet
oneself until one
catches the reflection
in an eye
other than human. �?
lea commented on the word joe
What the heck is going on here? You almost made me spill my joe! - Third Rock From The Sun
Oh, goody, goody, goody! Beautiful poem. *clapping her hands together* *offering c_b a hankerchief*
lea commented on the word marocchino
Thanks. I was just looking for this word, because I lost it. The law of attraction never fails, really.
March 11, 2009
lea commented on the word consciousness
"A human being is a part of the whole called by us 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." - Albert Einstein.
lea commented on the word boxha'
Hoxha' is bad egg.
lea commented on the word pötö
Yes. Sad but true. I invented the word myself when I was a kid and I used it to describe the weird and fascinating male genitalia.
lea commented on the word weewee
I see. What it comes to male genitalia, I invented a word for it myself, when I was a kid. I grew up with my grandparents, and when we were in the (smoke) sauna -- the whole family goes to sauna in Finland, (at least in the old days they did, I think there is a law against it these days, or something, but..) anyway, my word was pötö. And like that was not enough, I sometimes tried to grab it and said: Pötö away! Pötö away! Poor grandfather. That word means absolutely nothing and this is the first time I say it aloud in decades. Wow.
Is this the word children often use when they talk about peeing?
lea commented on the word 6
March 10, 2009
lea commented on the word cowgirl, a long way from home
Does "a" count?
lea commented on the word you will not eat today
Probably the motto of the local Weight Watchers.
S/he who likes to play with words can also play here.
lea commented on the list animal-communication
From my experience, it's Doctor Domuch. Thank you. You haven't seen nothing yet... :o]
lea commented on the word buonahotte
It's hot. - Paris Hilton.
lea commented on the word twit
BTW: The goldfish are not silent, pregnant or not. Two quotes from the animal communication group at Facebook:Goldfish are surprisingly chatty! Whenever we head to Walmart, I stop to talk with the fish. The goldfish are all so talkative and giddy. So are our golden dojo loaches and the irridescent sharks. -- I had two golden dojo's, they were amazing! I loved sitting in front of the aquarium and talk to them for hours. They were truly wonderful to speak with. I had a gold fish that lived for over 8 years, he was very talkative as well." Things are not always as they seem to be.
lea commented on the word coffeum
Latin. Coffee. Who would have guessed?
lea commented on the word ka fei
Chinese for coffee.
lea commented on the word cà phê
Vietnamese for coffee.
lea commented on the word olkahawa oldurungi
Masai for coffee. Source.
lea commented on the word cofhaid
Scottish Gaelic for coffee.
lea commented on the word káffe
Behold, wiseguy giraffe!
(Modern) Yucatec for coffee. Also: kaape.
March 9, 2009
lea commented on the word kaphiya
Synonymous with gáffe.
lea commented on the word pöönät
Yeah, hot, black muddy coffee. Word from Finnish Lapland meaning the grounded coffee from which you make the coffee, with water. (Pannukahvi in Finnish: the idea is to boil the water in coffee pot and then throw the grounded coffee in there.) Simple, yet very good, me thinks.
lea commented on the word gáffe
(North) Sámi language; coffee. Also káffe. Source. Pöönät is also "a word from the north", Finnish Lapland, meaning the grounded coffee from which you make the coffee.
lea commented on the word kahwah
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
lea commented on the word caffellatte
Also caffelatte and caffè e latte.
lea commented on the word offeecay
Coffee in Pig Latin. I never really got that, not even in my own language.
lea commented on the word ilikhofi
Zulu for coffee. Also ikhofi.
lea commented on the word she doesn’t have a love; she is outdated
How do they know that?! *looking puzzled*
lea commented on the word what are you jumping about
Now I really have to say OMG, even if I hate it. OMG! Ha! Haha!! Hahaha!!!
lea commented on the word ikawa
Coffee in Ruanda.
lea commented on the word kaawa
Lugunda for coffee. Coffee smells good = Kaawa awunya bulungi.
lea commented on the word koahpi
Mokilese for coffee.
lea commented on the list coffee-house
Tell me about it! It is getting boring and I hear "woohoo" inside me everytime I see a word that starts with something else than "k" or "q". Interesting, though. I think I'll call my coffee nitta paisiksikimi from now on.
lea commented on the word kaope
Raratonga word for coffee.
lea commented on the word café
Portugese and French for coffee.
lea commented on the word coffi
Welsh for coffee.
lea commented on the word kaffe
Norwegian for coffee.
lea commented on the word koffie
Afrikaans for coffee.
lea commented on the word ikhofi
Zulu for coffee.
lea commented on the word peloton
Fearless in Finnish. Gyro Gearloose is Pelle Peloton in Finland.
lea commented on the word fukk
Hehe... This Wolof is such a cool language. (I've found many cool languages I have never heard of before, thanks to coffee...!) I'm sure some day I shall say: Coffee saved my life!
lea commented on the word kaphi
Bengali for coffee (কফি) according to this dictionary. Alas, the word kophi is also mentioned as Bengali word for coffee in numerous places in The Net.
Traditional green tea recipe that originates from Kashmir. Also spelled qehwa, kehwa or kahwa. (From Wikipedia.)
lea commented on the word qahwa
Moroccan for coffee. Source: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/translation/Moroccan/qahwa .
lea commented on the word kafui
Hakka for coffee. Source. More about hakka.
lea commented on the word taofe
Tahitian language for coffee. Source:
lea commented on the word qahwe
Somali for coffee. Coffee pot would be maxmaas. Eh... Happy Maxmaas!
lea commented on the word koopi
Sinhalese for coffee.
March 8, 2009
lea commented on the word kave
Yiddish for coffee. Coffee pot would be kavenik.
lea commented on the word kafe
Crimean Tatar for coffee.
lea commented on the word qavehane
Crimean Tatar for coffee. Also kafe.
Source: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/kafe .
lea commented on the word qehwe
Kurdish for coffee. Obviously also in an Iranian dialect - the only on-line source was considered "harmful for my computer.." at google, whatever that means. I did not go there. I wish no harm to my computer...
lea commented on the word kafi
Konkani for coffee. (Konkani is spoken in India, mainly in Goa.)
lea commented on the word sumppi
As in Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt? Sometimes black, strong coffee does that to amateur coffee drinkers. (And kopi luwak shakes the lines of pros, too, I'm afraid.)
lea commented on the word koohii
Japanese for coffee. See: k�?hii.
lea commented on the word kulambi
Tamil for coffee. See the source under the word kottai vadineer.
lea commented on the word kottai vadineer
Tamil for coffee, some say kulambi.
Found here: http://v-s-gopal.sulekha.com/blog/post/2008/05/evolution-of-tamil/comments/pageno-4.htm
lea commented on the word filter coffee
See South Indian Filter Coffee @ Wikipedia:
lea commented on the word kaapi
Coffee in Kannada, Telegu, Malayalam & Tamil.
lea commented on the word qava
Georgian language for coffee.
See for example Caucasus glossary here:
'Pet name' for coffee in Finnish. Also found in Finnish Urban Dictionary.
lea commented on the word kopi
Indonesian & Malay for coffee.
lea commented on the word qa'vin
Well, qa'vIn is Klingon for coffee.
The next definition is from
In tlhIngan Hol, the word for the Terran beverage coffee. Klingons consume the beverage very strong and usually black, although some kind of liquor is commonly added. In this case, the beverage is called ra'taj.
lea commented on the word kahawa
Swahili for coffee.
Coffee in Punjabi according to this on-line Punjabi-dictionary:
lea commented on the word kahava
Coffee in Hindi according to this dic:
lea commented on the word lol
Hey, lol means 1. bloom, flower or 2. rose in Mayan language...! *Blooming laughter.*
lea commented on the word kaape
Mayan (Yucatec) for coffee. So is boxha'.
Source: http://www.wordgumbo.com/pe/may/ermayeng.htm .
lea commented on the word cafè
Coffee in Catalan and Occitan.
lea commented on the word kofe
Coffee in Bashkir, Kazakh and Kyrgyz. Source: http://www.langmaker.com/x.htm . Reminds me of kofeiini which is Finnish and means caffeine.
Wolof word for coffee. Source: Le Petit Wolof-dictionary. Kafe rek la dee naan. = He usually drinks only coffee. (Try not to confuse with kaf (=joke): Danga kaf. = You are kidding.)
lea commented on the word kuobe
Marshallese for coffee.
lea commented on the word kafè
Maltese for coffee. Coffee cup, however, would be "kikkra".
Source: http://www.aboutmalta.com/language/engmal.htm .
lea commented on the word kaffi
Coffee in Iceland. Icelandic-English-Icelandic dictionary.
lea commented on the word caffè americano
See what is said under caffè americana.
lea commented on the word cafeum
I see... Then it must be latin for café.
lea commented on the word kuukpiat
Inupiag language: coffee.
Source: Interactive Iñupiaq Dictionary.
kaaviliubun = coffee pot
kuukpiaqtubvik = coffee pot
kuukpiaqtuqtuq = is drinking coffee
lea commented on the word café olé
Cuppa cow! Nice one. I wish it was me.
Yes, sionnach. Yes. No. Yes. No. Yes! Bloody interesting.
lea commented on the word gohwééh
Coffee in Navajo language.
lea commented on the word tuhpaé
Comanche word for coffee. Source: http://www.langmaker.com/x.htm .
lea commented on the word kafo
Esperanto for coffee: (plural kafoj, accusative singular kafon, accusative plural kafojn). Source: Wiktionary.
lea commented on the word cafeto
Coffee plant, coffee tree. Spanish.
lea commented on the word mika
Very common first name in Finland. Men only.
"A symbol of cowardice?". I will happily wear white weather, if it keeps me away from all the decaffeinated stuff in the world.
lea commented on the word ka-ching!
Well, some people like to say it, I like to hear it. I think I heard it from Mika.
lea commented on the word nitta paisiksikimi
Haha! I could buy that. Well done, bilby! You're a creative genius. (That is always a good trait in a person.)
lea commented on the word buna
Word for coffee in Ethiopia. Also... "Ethiopia has more than 70 ethnic groups speaking over 200 languages. As a result, coffee is described as Bunna (in Amharic), Bun (in Tigrigna), Buna (in Oromiya), Bono (in Kefficho), Kawa (in Guragigna). Some consider that these and other names of coffee were derived from the Kafa or Buno districts of Ethiopia where coffee originated."
Blackfoot language for coffee, according to Internet source.
Yes you dare.
lea commented on the word kahwe
Mohawk-version of the word coffee.
March 7, 2009
lea commented on the word kaffee
Der Kaffee, coffee in German.
lea commented on the word cuppa joe
Written with k the word "kuppa" means syfilis i.e. syphilis in Finnish, so it is unlikely that this word/phrase ends up to my favourites list.
Thanks, rolig! I need to know all this, since I am in the air; I do not know where I shall land and coffee is the first thing on my mind after landing.. ;o)
lea commented on the word masbout
Egyptian, medium sweet coffee. "Turkish coffee (´ahwe turki) is served either sweet (helwa), medium sweet (masbout), with little sugar (sukr khafeef) or no sugar (sâda). Sweet means very sweet."
lea commented on the word qahwah
Arabic word for coffee.
lea commented on the word k�?hii
Japanese for coffee. The official spelling of k�?hii is コーヒー in katakana, marking it as a gairaigo (Western borrowing). - Also the spelling koohii is used all over The Net.
lea commented on the word kohv
lea commented on the word kahvi
In Finland coffee is kahvi.
lea commented on the word kahve
Turkish for coffee.
lea commented on the word fika
Maybe you are referring to... figa? :o] I knew that. I also knew that you can never say "Look, (at) the sea!" in Finnish in Italy. It would be: Katso merta!
lea commented on the word caffè americana
Thanks, bilby, I actually should have known that, but forgot! I let my italian die slowly.
lea commented on the word sourj
Coffee in Armenia.
lea commented on the word kope
They say this is coffee in Hawaii.
lea commented on the word tinto
Spanish for black coffee; café negro.
lea commented on the word kávé
Coffee in Hungary.
lea commented on the word káva
Slovak language for coffee.
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