Tatiana Shvetsova-Yaperova


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Doucet day dress ca. 1900-05

From the Modemuseum Hasselt

Suvi’s a very passive person, but on the rare occasions she does get angry, her native language has supplied her with some really nasty epithets.

Sep 8 | 1

A list of Finnish words that tell you something about Finnish culture




- Kekkuloida = to prance around or just hang out naked (yes, the word includes the presumption that you are naked)

- Örveltää = to be really drunk and do whatever you do when you’re really drunk, like crawling in a ditch somewhere on all fours

- Perskärpänen (literally “ass fly”) = a person who keeps following you without you wanting them to

- Röhnöttää = to sit with a bad posture or lie around because you are bored, lazy, or tired 

- Paskahalvaus (literally “shit paralysis”) = the state of being really fucking scared or startled

- Änkyrä = a person who’s very reluctant to change their own, usually backwards and bigoted views

- Änkyröidä = a verb derived from the previous noun

- Raivoraitis (literally “rage sober”) = a person who never drinks alcohol and might be very passionate about it

- Yrmy = a person who’s always grumpy or angry

- Perskannikka (literally “ass end-of-a-loaf-of-bread”) = a slang word for “buttock”

- Vongata = repeatedly and annoyingly ask for sex from someone who’s not interested (i.e. to be a Nice Guy)

- Könsikäs = a big, handsome, masculine man

- Puliukko = a man who spends most of his time wandering about drunk, smells bad, and might be homeless

Feel free to add to the list. :D

- Häntäheikki (Heikki (a man) with a tail) = a man who fucks a lot of different women (and it’s bad)

- Kusisukka (piss sock) = someone who’s so scared that they have pee in their socks

- Jänishousu (rabbit pants) = a scared person too

- Pissis, devired from Pissa Liisa (piss Lisa) = young woman, from teenagers to twenties, who is so drunk they piss in bushes in public

- Kyylätä = to stare someone, maybe continuoysly

- Hukassa (in wolf) = something is lost in somewhere.

- Hepuli, Hepuloida = to have a nervous fit, like when you are waiting to hear news of something important and you cannot keep the feelings it causes inside of yourself

- Piehtaroida = to roll on ground. but if you say Piehtaroida Heinissä, to roll on hays, you are actually meaning that someone is having sex (in hay. you can leave it out too and just say piehtaroida).

- Hosua = to be clumsy and to make mistakes in moments when you need to be quick, or try to be quick

- Vastarannankiiski, vastarannan kiiski (a ruffe of the opposite side of the sea) = person who argues (negatively) about everything, think differently than rest of the people (like you need to go to the left and they’re all ‘no i say we go to the right just because’)

- Matti kukkarossa (to have a Matti (mattheus??) in the wallet) = you have little to nothing in your wallet

- Kepulipeli (kepuli game) = someone isn’t playing with the rules, are cheating

- Pilipali = a thing can be pilipali, when it gets broken easily (when it shouldn’t), is cheap, is pirated and nonauthentic

- Morso = the death of the children and their dreams; raiser of all demons from hell; the one you shouldn’t mess with it; the one you don’t want to see angry; the soulless one; the friend of the dunce; the friend of the cat; the satanic doll of nightmares

- Möllöttää = to stare for a long time (rudely) or hang around doing nothing

- Rutjake = a lazy fat person who lies around doing nothing, usually a man

- Pöhnä = being drunk or very tired

- Hutikka = humala. Drunk.

- Perssilmä = asshole, (ass-eye???) can be used as an insult or when talking about, you know, assholes.

- Pyöriä kuin puolukka pillussa = (twirl around like a lingonberry in a pussy) run around disturbing other people with your shit and being useless

- Häseltää = run around being useless and making a fuss

i had a friend that wanted to be a doctor and i know she’s still at university and she’s in the archery club there but idk if she’s studying medicine and shit like she wanted

More power to her, oh man.

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