Strike while the irony is hot (draycevixen) wrote in comment_fic,
Strike while the irony is hot

Monday: There's a Word for That

Hello, everyone. I’m draycevixen and I've been asked to pinch hit so please bear with me while I get everything in order.

Today's theme is There's a Word for That.

Languages around the world, including English, often produce a specific word for a subject/emotion/feeling that other languages need whole paragraphs to express. Today's prompts are those unusual words. If you already know one in any language, please feel free to use it. Otherwise, these sites may be useful to you:

25 words that simply don't exits in English

38 wonderful foreign words we could use in English

25 expressions you should have in your vocabulary

There's a Word for That

Oh, and it might *cough* be very helpful to include the definition of the word in question.

Disclaimer: I'm English and know only some French and a smattering of German, Spanish and Latin so I cannot testify to the authenticity of these words.

Some examples to get the ball rolling...
Sherlock, Sherlock/John, Llunga (A person who is ready to forgive any abuse for the first time, to tolerate it a second time, but never a third time)
Person of interest, Reese/Finch, Atelphobia (the fear of not being good enough)
Sherlock, Sherlock/John, Backpfeifengesicht (a face badly in need of a fist)

The rules still haven't changed:
No more than five prompts in a row.
No more than three prompts in the same fandom.
No spoilers in prompts.
If your fill contains spoilers, warn and leave plenty of space.

Prompts should be formatted as follows:
Fandom, Character+/Character, Prompt

Not feeling any of today’s prompts? Visit the lonely prompt archive and brighten someone’s day. For more recent prompts to write, you can also use LJ’s advanced search options to limit keyword results to only comments in this community.

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