March 17, 2008

A marvellous word

Filed under: turkey — podtourz @ 8:00 pm

I’m off to Istanbul tomorrow, so I’ve been researching Turkish culture and history.

And I’ve discovered a lovely word; papučluk. (Pronounced Papuchluk.)

Now that’s an intriguing sound. But it’s an even more intriguing word. Whether or not the Eskimos have forty words for different types of snow, I know not; but surely only the Turks would have a word meaning specifically a cupboard or cubby hole where you put your slippers.

Well, maybe the Moroccans would have a similar word, though as far as I know, they don’t.


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