Category Archives: Inspirations

Schnapsidee (German)

Schnapsidee (German, n.) An ingenious plan hatched while drunk. A crazy idea. lit. a “booze idea” – a really daft idea you had while you were drunk, or more commonly, a really daft idea that might as well have been … Continue reading

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Fargin (Yiddish)

Fargin (פארגין)(Yiddish, v.) To glow with pride at the success of others #PositiveLexicography 📷 Melbourne Marathon, 2019

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Gökotta (Swedish, n.)

Gökotta (Swedish, n.) /yo-kOt-ah/ Waking up early to hear the first birds sing lit. early cuckoo morning #PositiveLexicography 📷 Bass Strait

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Chōros (Greek, n.)

Chōros (χορός) (Greek, n.) /kʰo.rós/ A place; usually denotes the quality of the place. Connection to places Think of places that evoke your favourite memories, or are close to your heart, and that you automatically associate with love and happiness. … Continue reading

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Avspasere (Norwegian, v.)

Avspasere (Norwegian, v.) / ɑːvs.pɑːseə.reə / arvs-par-ser-eh. To take a day (or more) off from work (e.g., because one has previously worked overtime and has built up credit). #PositiveLexicography 📷 The Murray River, Murrabit

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Aspire

Be kind. Work hard. Participate fully in your life. Take on the hills, don’t just stick to the flats because they are easier. Stand up for what you believe in. Use your voice. Head for the top of the mountain … Continue reading

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Ubuntu (Zulu/Xhosa, n.)

Ubuntu (Zulu/Xhosa, n.) [ùɓúntʼù] Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity.” It is often translated as “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others,” but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in … Continue reading

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