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#WORDS ~ 42 of Our Weird Little Friends :-)


My Best Friend, Jane Watson, shared two very interesting lists with me that I’ll share with you.

I was happy she shared them because, as you can see from the image, this blog has had visitors from many countries… 

Visitors to this Blog

Dots are Visitors Since November, 2012 ~ Total Visits on Map = 55,310 — Total visits to this blog since January, 2011 = 94,158

You’ll have to go to the links I give you to read about all the words but I think it will be worth your time, for entertaining and educational reasons :-)

First is 23 Awesome Foreign Words We Need to Start Using in English.

Here they are (read about them at the link…):

1. Kummerspeck — German
2. Luftmensch — Yiddish
3. Tsundoku — Japanese
4. Chi Ku (吃苦) — Chinese
5. Toska — Russian
6. Kreng-jai — Thai
7. Pochemuchka — Russian
8. Goya — Urdu
9. Esculhambação — Brazilian Portuguese
10. Koi no yokan — (the site listed no language for this word…)
11. Backpfeifengesicht — German
12. Hanyauku — RuKwangali
13. Verschlimmbesserung — German
14. Pålegg — Norwegian
15. Cwtch — Welsh
16. Sisu — Finnish
17. Inat — Serbian
18. Mokita — Kivila
19. Won — Korean
20. Yakamoz — Turkish
21. Waldeinsamkeit — German
22. Lítost — Czech
23. Culaccino — Italian

Second is 20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World.

Here they are (read about them at the link…):

1. Toska — Russian
2. Mamihlapinatapei — Yagan (indigenous language of Tierra del Fuego)
3. Jayus — Indonesian
4. Iktsuarpok — Inuit
5. Litost — Czech
6. Kyoikumama — Japanese
7. Tartle — Scottish
8. Ilunga — Tshiluba (Southwest Congo)
9. Prozvonit — Czech
10. Cafuné — Brazilian Portuguese
11. Torschlusspanik — German
12. Wabi-Sabi — Japanese
13. Dépaysement — French
14. Schadenfreude — German
15. Tingo — Pascuense (Easter Island)
16. Hyggelig — Danish
17. L’appel du vide — French
18. Ya’aburnee — Arabic
19. Duende — Spanish
20. Saudade — Portuguese

Were there any words in those lists from Your country’s language??
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Where Did You Come From?


If you’ve visited this blog between 12:01 am, EST, USA on 25 February, 2012 and 12:01 am on 7 February 2013, then you’re represented in the graphic in this post

I periodically do this, hoping that my readers will share their feelings about the global distribution of the traffic passing through this Space—the table shows “Views” by folks who may only stay for a few seconds

Of course, they may return and linger :-)

So, if you see any patterns or intuit any rationale in the numbers, please let me know in the Comments.

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 13,887
Australia FlagAustralia 1,300
Canada FlagCanada 1,156
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,126
Germany FlagGermany 893
India FlagIndia 438
Philippines FlagPhilippines 223
Georgia FlagGeorgia 171
Portugal FlagPortugal 157
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 134
France FlagFrance 122
Sweden FlagSweden 104
Spain FlagSpain 96
Italy FlagItaly 96
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 87
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 87
Singapore FlagSingapore 81
Ecuador FlagEcuador 78
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 74
Argentina FlagArgentina 74
Brazil FlagBrazil 71
Pakistan FlagPakistan 69
Romania FlagRomania 62
Israel FlagIsrael 60
Ireland FlagIreland 59
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 57
Belgium FlagBelgium 52
Thailand FlagThailand 51
Mexico FlagMexico 49
Japan FlagJapan 43
Denmark FlagDenmark 41
Norway FlagNorway 36
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 36
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 35
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 34
Finland FlagFinland 33
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 33
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 29
Lithuania FlagLithuania 26
Nigeria FlagNigeria 26
Taiwan, Province of China FlagTaiwan 25
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 25
Poland FlagPoland 25
Egypt FlagEgypt 25
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 23
Serbia FlagSerbia 21
Turkey FlagTurkey 20
Greece FlagGreece 19
Austria FlagAustria 17
Croatia FlagCroatia 15
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 14
Hungary FlagHungary 14
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 13
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 13
Ukraine FlagUkraine 13
Kuwait FlagKuwait 13
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 12
Virgin Islands, U.S. FlagVirgin Islands 12
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 12
Cambodia FlagCambodia 11
Lebanon FlagLebanon 11
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 11
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 11
Morocco FlagMorocco 10
Slovakia FlagSlovakia 10
Palestinian Territory, Occupied FlagPalestinian Territory, Occupied 9
Dominican Republic FlagDominican Republic 9
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 9
Trinidad and Tobago FlagTrinidad and Tobago 9
Iceland FlagIceland 8
Kenya FlagKenya 8
Jamaica FlagJamaica 7
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 6
Moldova, Republic of FlagMoldova 6
Ethiopia FlagEthiopia 6
Chile FlagChile 6
Colombia FlagColombia 6
Cyprus FlagCyprus 5
Mongolia FlagMongolia 5
Cameroon FlagCameroon 4
Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina 4
Barbados FlagBarbados 4
Yemen FlagYemen 4
Iraq FlagIraq 4
Algeria FlagAlgeria 4
Bahamas FlagBahamas 4
Oman FlagOman 4
Ghana FlagGhana 3
Zimbabwe FlagZimbabwe 3
Senegal FlagSenegal 3
Uganda FlagUganda 3
Peru FlagPeru 3
Guatemala FlagGuatemala 3
Latvia FlagLatvia 3
Jersey FlagJersey 3
Tunisia FlagTunisia 3
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic 2
Belarus FlagBelarus 2
Albania FlagAlbania 2
Jordan FlagJordan 2
El Salvador FlagEl Salvador 2
Panama FlagPanama 2
Côte d'Ivoire FlagCôte d’Ivoire 2
Myanmar FlagMyanmar 2
Sudan FlagSudan 2
Bahrain FlagBahrain 2
Botswana FlagBotswana 2
Mauritius FlagMauritius 2
Syrian Arab Republic FlagSyrian Arab Republic 2
Guam FlagGuam 2
Uruguay FlagUruguay 2
Nepal FlagNepal 2
Honduras FlagHonduras 2
Malta FlagMalta 1
Angola FlagAngola 1
Fiji FlagFiji 1
Bolivia FlagBolivia 1
Libya FlagLibya 1
Estonia FlagEstonia 1
Armenia FlagArmenia 1
Afghanistan FlagAfghanistan 1
Faroe Islands FlagFaroe Islands 1
Rwanda FlagRwanda 1
Dominica FlagDominica 1
Qatar FlagQatar 1
Saint Martin FlagSaint Martin 1
Chad FlagChad 1
Aruba FlagAruba 1
Turks and Caicos Islands FlagTurks and Caicos Islands 1
Kazakhstan FlagKazakhstan 1
Malawi FlagMalawi 1
Maldives FlagMaldives 1
Bermuda FlagBermuda 1

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Global Blogging for Readers, Writers, and Publishers


I was born in the U.S.A., lived most of my life here, visited 4 other countries, and lived for a year in Viet Nam.

I work hard to write this blog for a world audience.

True, I can only write in English :-(

But, I have visitors from over 120 countries of our world.

Little chance of my writing this blog in 120 languages—a bit embarrassing that people from all those countries can read English and I can’t read their languages

Still, no matter what language one uses to write, we can all strive to address issues as World Citizens.

It’s been said, for all our differences, we still are very much alike

The folks at WordPress, who give me this wonderful platform to use for blogging, began showing me the countries my visitors are from back in February.

True, a “visitor” to a blog is not necessarily a “reader” of the blog.

One month after I began seeing where visitors came from, I showed the stats.

It’s now been 7 months, with a few changes in the order of countries, and I’ll show them again—to let you ponder the physical space this digital platform lets you enter :-)

First, I’ll show the countries that had, on average, at least 10 visitors per month:

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 8,837
Australia FlagAustralia 870
Canada FlagCanada 720
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 710
Germany FlagGermany 679
India FlagIndia 265
Philippines FlagPhilippines 146
Portugal FlagPortugal 131
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 95
France FlagFrance 92
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 75
Sweden FlagSweden 71

And, a bit less elegantly, those countries with at least 5 visitors per month:

Spain 62, Brazil 54, Singapore 53, Italy 53, Indonesia 51, Ecuador 48, Malaysia 43, New Zealand 43, Israel 38, Romania 38, Argentina 37, Denmark 36, Pakistan 36

Care to tell us in the Comments what country you’ve “traveled” from to read this blog?
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