What random and useless words or phrases do you know from a language that you should not know anything about?
I’ll start: I know the Quechua word for “dog house” (alqowasi), a concept that while well-formed is probably alien to many Quechua speakers. I have never been to Peru.
@futzle thanks to Pop Will Eat Itself, I know "dos dedos mis amigos" which is the total extent of my command of Spanish.
@futzle Years ago I was working for a small manufacturing company in Montreal. I had to frequently spend time on the shop floor, and the staff was multicultural. I learned swear words in Polish and in Vietnamese. I won't repeat them here. 😅 (I wouldn't know how to spell them anyway 😜)
IMHO it's a good sign of a successful integration of immigrants when people from different cultural backgrounds working together teach each other swear words from their native language. 😁
@futzle today I learnt that the English word "taboo" comes from the Tongan word "tabu", which means "forbidden" or "sacred".
I have never been to Tonga.
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