Monday, January 23, 2012


Given that I’m always on the lookout to widen my vocabulary, I came across a couple of new words on the weekend:

Kummerspeck (German): Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.
(Clearly I get very emotional over Christmas)

milliHelen: The quantity of beauty required to launch one ship.
(Obviously they don’t launch a lot of ships in […..])

Paper-belly: A person unable to drink liquor straight, or one who grimaces after drinking.
(Assume I’m not Robinson Crusoe when it comes to Paper-bellying the morning after)

Karoshi (Japanese): Death from being overworked.
(You’d get a lot of that in the Australian public service)

Lawn mullet: A neatly manicured front yard and an unmowed mess in the back.
(Clearly mullets are still alive and well)

Clearly a Paper-belly

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