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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Now that's just silly !


There’s a wonderful book “The Meaning of Tingo and other extraordinary words from around the world” by Adam Jacot de Boinod. 
 
Although I didn’t find any references to pineapple at all I learnt about some unusual foods:
poronkieli (Finnish) reindeer tongue 
acitron (Mexican Spanish) candied cactus and
Lele (Hawaii) a wild banana used for love magic.
 
And my new favourite word which has nothing to do with pineapple is . . . achaplinarse  (Spanish, Central America) which means to hesitate and then run away in the manner of Charlie Chaplin, Anne.

Q: Why did the pineapple stop in the middle of the road?   
 
A: Because he ran out of juice.

 

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