9 Foreign Words the English Language Desperately Needs
As we have demonstrated before, the English language has some grievous holes in it. We're talking about everyday phenomena that we have all noticed, yet don't have terms for. Fortunately, while we were busy fumbling with hand gestures and illustrations like cavemen, other cultures just made up the perfect words and phrases to encapsulate those little everyday moments filled with ... uh ... je ne sais quoi. #9. Means: To eat past the point of being full just because the food tastes good. Here is a word that describes such a quintessentially American phenomenon it's shocking that another culture came up with it first. As absurd as that may sound, keep in mind that America has a holiday devoted entirely to shemomedjamo in November. GettyPatriotism comes breaded and deep fried. The literal translation for shemomedjamo is "I accidentally ate the whole thing," which is a charming way of saying "Oh my God, why isn't somebody stopping me?!" Which neatly brings us to ... #8. #7. GettyNo idea. #6. #5.