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Kanjus Makkhichus in most bizarre words

Popular Hindi words like Kati-Kehari and Kanjus Makkhichus have made it to the list of the world’s most bizarre words and phrases in a new book.

india Updated: Dec 20, 2008 13:43 IST

Popular Hindi words like Kati-Kehari and Kanjus Makkhichus have made it to the list of the world’s most bizarre words and phrases in a new book.

Toujouras Tingo, a book written by Adam Jacot de Boinod, has listed some of the most bizarre and words and phrases used around the world.

Kati-Kehari means to have the waist of an elegant lion while Kanjus Makkhichus means someone so tight that if a fly falls into their tea they’ll fish it out and suck it dry before throwing it away.

It includes words like ‘tingo’, which is used on Easter Island to describe borrowing individual objects from a friend’s house until none are left.

‘Gwarlingo’ is a Welsh description of the sound of a grandfather clock before it strikes, reports The Sun.

‘Sjostygg’ is used in Norwegian to describe someone so ugly that the tide refuses to come in if they stand on the shore.

‘Layogenic’ is used in the Philippines to describe someone who is good-looking from afar but ugly up close.