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Mamihlapinatapai

A look shared by two people, each wishing that the other would initiate something that they both desire,…
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Vulture Shock

The nagging sense that no matter how many days you spend exploring a foreign country, you never quite…
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Midsummer

A feast celebrated on the day of your 26th birthday, which marks the point at which your youth…
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Dialecstatic

Hearing a person with a thick accent pronounce a certain phrase—the Texan “cooler,” the South African “bastard,” the…
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Inerrata

A kind of mistake you wouldn’t take back even if you could; the reluctance to disown a broken…
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Hanker Sore

Finding a person so attractive it actually kinda pisses you off. Coined by John Koenig in The Dictionary…
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Myötähäpeä

The feeling of shame you experience on the behalf of another person or a character when they do…
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Kudoclasm

Sometimes it feels like your life is flashing before your eyes, but it’s actually the opposite: you’re thinking…