It bugs me that they call the words "un-translatable" but - Buzzfeed. The pictures are beautiful and evocative, and underscore the nuance and impact of language. I thought they would be fun to share on a dreary Friday morning.
The artist is a talented woman named Anjana Iyer (link to her Twitter feed), from Auckland, New Zealand.
This one is probably the most awesome, given that the Norwegians must enjoy this practice so thoroughly they made a single word for it:
And of course, there are some truly beautiful ones, like this little Japanese word, which I find almost as awesome as "petrichor":