‘En tous lieux vains et fades où gît le goût de la grandeur.’ –Saint-John Perse


Age-otori (Japanese): To look worse after a haircut

Tingo (Pascuense language of Easter Island): To borrow objects one by one from a neighbor’s house until there is nothing left

Backpfeifengesicht (German): A face badly in need of a fist

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