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Word Definition Language Tags Audio
Tartle The act of hesitating while introducing someone because you've forgotten their name Scottish funny event friends
Kuidare To eat yourself into backruptcy Japanese food funny
Treppenwitz Literal: "staircase joke", because the witty retort usually hits you in the stairwell on your way out German funny
Istories me arkoudes Literal: 'stories with bears'; stories that are so crazy, they can't be true Greek extreme funny
Jayus A joke that is so unfunny (or told so badly) that you just have to laugh. Indonesian funny
Kabelsalat Tangled up cables; literally “cable-salad" German funny physical
Seigneur-terrasse Someone who spends time, but not money, at a café French funny life
Tingo The act of taking objects one desires from the house of a friend by gradually borrowing all of them Pascuense funny interaction character
Rhwe To sleep on the floor without a carpet, drunk and naked Tsonga funny event
Tachiyomi To stand in a bookstore and read a book without buying it Japanese society funny action
Schlemiel An inept, clumsy person Yiddish attribute funny
Erkelmek Teasing someone with repeating what they say Nogay interaction funny
Neko-neko Someone that has a novel idea that only makes things worse Indonesian funny creative
Schnappsidee An idea so stupid the person must have thought of it while drunk German funny thinking creativity
Donaldkacsázás Translated as “Donald ducking” or wandering around one’s house with a shirt but no trousers Hungarian funny action
Gigil The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is unbearably cute Tagalog physical positive funny
Irusu Pretending to be out when someone knocks at your door Japanese event funny
Chingada An imaginary, horrible place where you send all those who annoy you Spanish funny adverse character
Desus The quiet, smooth sound of somebody farting although not very loudly Indonesian sound funny action
Prozvonit To call a mobile phone and let it ring once so that the other person will call back, saving the first caller money. Czech life funny event
Zapoi 2+ days of drunkenness usually involving a journey or waking up in an unexpected place Russian funny adverse habits
Palla To steal fruit off trees Swedish funny action food
Backpfeifengesicht A face in need of a slap German physical funny
Mencolek The trick when you tap someone lightly on the opposite shoulder from behind to fool them Indonesian funny friends action
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



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