I toasted a Serbian drinking buddy with 'Slainte'.
Is that 'Slainte' Irish for Cheers?!
I'm half Irish and have heard loads of 'craic' (crack) over in the Emerald Isle....
drinking too much fizzy soda then vurping a little
this brings on a gastronomic theme.....
The Northern Welsh word for microwave is the splendid onomatopoeic word 'popty ping
'!!! Make sure you accentuate the final 'ping'! Somehow the sound of the microwave has become incorporated into the word...
Did Japanese a few years ago, and came across loads of funny words, meaning they sounded funny to myself.
The equivalent of the English word 'is' is 'desu' with a silent 'u' - pronounced 'dess', and is usually put at the end of a sentence.
'I am a stewardess' is 'Wa-ta-shi wa su-chu-wa-h-de-s de-s(u)'.
telephone number is 'denwo bango'.
One only word which does give me a wry smile is 'dudelsack' (bagpipes).
The French word for paperclip is 'trombone' - a paperclip does look like a trombone, or is that the other way round (n'est pas?).Please, keep to the original topic. Thank you.
I got carried away!!!! ;-)