Tuesday, April 22, 2008

(great news!)

On Papua New Guinea, the Kiriwina language has the word ‘mokita’ to describe something everyone knows but no one discusses. 'Schaudenfreude' is the pleasure one feels for other's misfortunes. These are fun, weird words to describe awkward truths. Is there a word to describe a man's emotional response to reading this?


Frank said...

The English language isn't lacking on its own either. I recently found out that we *do* have a word for schadenfreude: epicaricacy...unless this site is nonsense.
Mokita sounds like the opposite of taboo. Instead of avoiding a subject because it's forbidden, it calls for dismissing a subject because it's trivial. Cool stuff

Anonymous said...

5 times a week is a lot. If it were like 2-3 times a week for a 33% protective effect it might induce me to ejaculate more often. For 5 times a week I'd want at least 50% risk reduction.