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    Default Cool Words the English Language is Missing

    Name examples of useful words that do not have an equivalent in English!

    My example would be "pang-ilan", which is a Filipino word. In English, we only have the who, what, where, why, when and how questions (in addition to which and whose). Pang-ilan is a very useful type of question. Here's an example of its usage:



    Obama is the president of the USA.

    Pang-ilan?

    The 44th.

    So the closest thing you can do in English is something like, Obama is the number what president of the USA?

    Your turn now!

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    A family I know made up the word GLOSHY for a supreme embarrassment - the sort of "Beam me up, Scotty" moments that you remember for life. It caught on, and has become a useful word for a lot of people.

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