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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Badkruka Someone who refuses to enter a body of water. Eg. Get in the lake you badkruka, or am I going to have to pull you in by your beard? Swedish funny nature explore
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Rire dans sa barbe To laugh in your beard quietly while thinking about something that has happened French funny reflection action
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Trepverter A witty comeback you think of only when it’s too late to use Yiddish funny life
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Chindogu A person seemingly inventing ingenious everyday gadgets that seem like an ideal solution to a particular problem, but are in fact nothing more than a useless gag Japanese creative funny
Kusukusu The suppressed giggling and tittering of a group of women Japanese sound friends funny
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Mencomot Stealing things of small value, mostly for fun rather than out of necessity. Indonesian action funny
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Warmduscher Literal: 'A person that takes warm showers'; to describe those who have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone German funny attribute growth



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