My wife and I are especially fond of "biritilulo," a word from Papua, New Guinea, that literally means "to argue over yams" but is actually a great, loud row deliberately started between two angry parties as a way of letting out tension. It allows everyone to realize that the conflict in question is silly and to get on with life.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Word of the Day: Biritilulo
From one of Andrew Sullivan's readers: