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15 Antiquated Words for “Happy” We Should Bring Back →

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  1. “CHIRKY”
    From the late 19th century, meaning “cheerful.”
  2. “IN HIGH SNUFF”
    An expression for “good mood,” used from the late 17th century until the 1930s.
  3. “OVER THE MOON”
    Before humans literally went beyond the moon, this popular phrase from the 1930s means “overjoyed.”
  4. “GASSED”
    Started out meaning “intoxicated,” but by the 1950s it just meant happy.
  5. “TICKLED”
    As in “tickled pink.”
  6. “MERRY-PIN”
    Also started as a reference to tipsiness, this referred to a general good ol’ time in the 19th century.
  7. “RICOCHET”
    In the 19th century, this bouncy term also meant “splendid.”
  8. “ALL CALLAO”
    This 19th century sailor’s slang either referred to the Peruvian port of Callo or acted as a play on the word alcohol. Or both.
  9. “GAUDEAMUS”
    From the Latin for “let us rejoice,” this oldie refers to a merry jamboree.
  10. “KVELLING”
    From the Yiddish for “so happy and proud my heart is overflowing.”
  11. “CHUFFED”
    This current slang in the UK certainly needs to make a trip across the pond.
  12. “DELIRA AND EXCIRA”
    A term the Irish use to mean “delirious and excited.” We need to borrow this one too.
  13. “GLADSOME”
    This classic from the 14th century doesn’t get used enough anymore.
  14. “TO LICK THE EYE”
    This confusing 19th century gem was used to describe someone who was extremely pleased.
  15. “COCK-A-HOOP”
    From the phrase “to set the cock on the hoop,” meaning open the tap and let the good times flow.

18 Words We Really Need To Use →

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  1. Zapoi – Russian
    We’ve all done it, gone out on a bend for 48hrs of non-stop partying and drinking, only to wake up somewhere utterly random having done something totally unexpected the night before. The Russian’s call this “Zapoi”
  2. Ayurnamat – Inuit
    Simply and to the point, it’s a philosophy that you shouldn’t fret about that which you cannot change.
  3. Culaccino – Italian
    Trust the biggest coffee drinkers in the world to come up with this one. ‘Culaccino’ is the term used to describe the ring a glass or cup leaves on a table.
  4. Tartle - Scottish
    That fleeting moment of hesitation when you’re introducing someone, only to totally forgot their name before composing yourself and remembering.
  5. Goya – Urdu
    The suspension of disbelief that can occur through good fiction or storytelling It takes a talented storyteller, to create a sense of ‘Goya’ or as we would called it “disbelief and wonder”
  6. Prozvonit – Czech
    If you’re too cheap to pay for a phonecall, you’ll have done this before. It’s a term used to describe the act of calling someone, letting the phone ring out a few times and then hanging up. Thus forcing the other person to call you back on their own dime.
  7. Dépaysement – French
    The longing feeling of being homesick.
  8. Sobremesa – Spanish
    Those clichéd conversations You’ve just had a delicious dinner with your friends and now you’re all talking about food related subjects and discussing the meal.
  9. Ya’aburnee – Arabic
    This might seem like a morbid one, it means “You bury me”, but it’s actually quite romantic. By using the term, you’re inferring that you hope you die first because living without your partner would be too unbearable.
  10. Jayus – Indonesian
    A joke or pun that is so bad that you can’t help laughing at how stupid it is.
  11. Kyoikumama - Japanese
    The ‘Tiger Mum’ who aggressively pushes her kids to reach ever rising levels of academic achievement.
  12. Torschlusspanik – German
    It’s direct translation is “gate-closing panic” but its often used as a metaphor to describe that narrowing of options as you grow older.
  13. Tingo – Pascuense (Easter Island)
    Taking objects you want from a person’s house by gradually borrowing all of them.” If you had a friend who had all the cool toys you wish you had, then you might have partaken in a bit of “Tingo” - taking treasured items from someone’s home by “borrowing” them gradually over time…
  14. Spaegie – Shetland Dialect
    The soreness you feel in your muscles a day or so after you’ve had a hard workout. Even if you warm down after an intense workout, the chances are you’re going to feel a little sore or “spaegie” the next day.
  15. Aşermek – Turkish
    Used to summarise a pregnant woman’s unusual cravings for peculiar food combinations.
  16. Nekama – Japanese
    Easy and useful, it describes a deceptive man pretending to be a female on the internet.
  17. L’appel du vide – French
    Used to describe a bizarre and yet sudden urge to leap from exceptionally high places something we recommend you avoid, unless you have a parachute.
  18. Mamihlapinatapei – Yagan (Indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego)
    Ever made eye contact with a stranger across the room? Or experienced that unspoken magnetic sexual chemistry with someone you know? Whilst not only being a mouthful “Mamihlapinatapei” describes that silent glance between two people who lust after each other but are reluctant to make the first move.

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Map: Which states are happiest?

 Gallup has published its annual ranking of the happiest states in America — and the winner may just surprise you.
For four years running, Hawaii has enjoyed the top spot, which is easy to imagine. The sunny beaches and inviting palm trees would paint an ideal landscape for almost anyone. But this year, the honor goes to North Dakota, with its wide plains and fields. In comparison, Hawaii dropped to eighth place.
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policymic:

Map: Which states are happiest?

 Gallup has published its annual ranking of the happiest states in America — and the winner may just surprise you.
For four years running, Hawaii has enjoyed the top spot, which is easy to imagine. The sunny beaches and inviting palm trees would paint an ideal landscape for almost anyone. But this year, the honor goes to North Dakota, with its wide plains and fields. In comparison, Hawaii dropped to eighth place.
Read more | Follow policymic

policymic:

Map: Which states are happiest?

 Gallup has published its annual ranking of the happiest states in America — and the winner may just surprise you.
For four years running, Hawaii has enjoyed the top spot, which is easy to imagine. The sunny beaches and inviting palm trees would paint an ideal landscape for almost anyone. But this year, the honor goes to North Dakota, with its wide plains and fields. In comparison, Hawaii dropped to eighth place.
Read more | Follow policymic

policymic:

Map: Which states are happiest?

 Gallup has published its annual ranking of the happiest states in America — and the winner may just surprise you.

For four years running, Hawaii has enjoyed the top spot, which is easy to imagine. The sunny beaches and inviting palm trees would paint an ideal landscape for almost anyone. But this year, the honor goes to North Dakota, with its wide plains and fields. In comparison, Hawaii dropped to eighth place.

Read moreFollow policymic