Quite a few I see from day to day and like the sound of.
May be nice to post the meanings too, as I wasn't sure what this word meant up until recently . (I thought it related to men)
Memsaab or Memsahib, a variation of Sahib, an Arabic term, which is also a loanword in several languages. Memsaab is a title for a woman in a position of authority and/or the wife of a Sahib.
'Pervy' in Russian means 'first'. So channel 1 is 'Pervy channel'. Makes me giggle.
It means old sponge.
Don't say it to Russian speaking women.
Zugzwang. Originally used in chess. When you're in a situation where any move you make puts you further in the sticky brown stuff.
Tennisman. French for a man who plays tennis. The plural is tennismans.
When I was in Germany I noticed that a lot of women answer to the name Alice Klar. But my favourite was the gorgeous, buxom Alison Ordnung.
Clébard, which is French for a mutt. Shortened to clebs. Don't know why it appeals so, but it does.
The waiter at the The Tollygunge Club wafted in and, with a respectful bow, said, "Here is your pink gin, Sahib ". Momentarily (in the British sense), I was glad of the Empire.
Memsaab is a title for a woman in a position of authority and/or the wife of a Sahib.
As in 'Going out for a beer?' answer 'I'll have to consult the Memsahib'
Sounds much better than 'have breakfast' or 'frühstücken', makes the day start like a musical tune.
Which seems to me a laborious but amusing long word for "pen".
Wierd. That popped into my head unbidden 3 hours ago, before I even saw this thread was there.
Finnish onomatopoeic word for the sound made when walking in fresh snow.
Quincaillerie. Since we are on onomatopoeia.
Surely guessable? Oh, all right, French for ironmonger. I may have misspelt it.
The mild Dutch expletive godverdomme is remarkably satisfying.
And the Danish for 50, halvtreds, is pleasingly bonkers, given it means "half less than three, implicitly times 20".