It’s Tingo Tuesday!
The first Tuesday of each month, I share a word from The Meaning of Tingo & Other Extraordinary Words From Around the World by Adam Jacot de Boinod.
Today, I’m telling you about a Welsh word.
Have you ever been on the receiving end of an insincere or mocking smile? Well, then you got the “glas wen.” Literally, a blue smile.
There is this chick that I know. My husband golfs with her husband. She hates me. And she flashes me a big, fat “glas wen” every time we run into each other, which — luckily — isn’t often.
I love that other cultures have language for the actions and concepts for which we haven’t necessarily got the right words.
So now it’s your turn!
Leave me a comment about a time when you received a “blue smile”
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Tell me about a (real or fictional) “glas wen” moment. What happened? How bad was it?
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You have until December 31, to enter a comment! The winner will be revealed on the first Tuesday in January!