February 21, 2009

Lots of synonyms

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:15 am by davidmanning

We all know about the 500 Eskimo words for ‘snow’ and the 40 French words for ‘bread’, but here are a few more languages with a weird amount of words for specific things.

  • Greek: Nine for ‘grape’
  • Irish (Gaelic): Twelve for ‘fornication’
  • Italian: Six for ‘revenge’
  • Swiss: Fourteen for ‘peace’

Well, I’m off to buy some ‘kolpina’ and ‘pain aux tresse’. Hope your enemies don’t get ‘focaccina’ on you. ‘Pacen’ to all and let’s all ‘iasc’ tonight.