Word of the Day: Pusy

The other day I heard a friend of mine use this word and I had to smile. Clearly this word looks like the American vulgar term for a coward and it is almost pronounced the same – but not quite. In fact, you’re not really bilingual in Romanian and English until you can say these…

Slang Word of the Day: Profi

The other day I was riding a bus in Cluj through a specific neighborhood when I saw something that brought a smile to my eyes. Right there on B-dul Titulescu is a large sign for a small hardware store that sells tools and drills and those kinds of things. And through a slightly odd series…

Word of the Day: Ticalos

Well it’s Monday, right? So a lot of people are headed to work right now, including for a lot of bosses who are less than ideal. Therefore it’s good to know today’s word: ticalos (teek-a-los), which not even the DEX knows where it came from originally. This word is both an adjective and a noun…