At last week’s World Conference of the Professional Speechwriters Association, a speechwriter from Finland was in attendance. Check that: The speechwriter from Finland was in attendance. In a short speech, Antti Mustakallio talked about the Finnish rhetoric community he’s building with an annual Summer School of Rhetoric, in Helsinki.
Along the way, he shared a word that he was pretty sure non-Finnish speakers did not know—but one we ought to:
P.S. The English term for the state of being drunk in one’s underpants with no intention of going out is “pantsdrunk.” And there’s a book.
P.P.S. Here’s some help with pronunciation.