https://www.theguardian.com/science/commentisfree/2017/apr/21/forget-hygge-negative-times-need-fill-air-with-firgun

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‘The England rugby union captain Dylan Hartley was excluded from the British Lions tour to New Zealand, but he generously tweeted his congratulations to rivals.’ Photograph: David Davies/PA. e’ve had schadenfreude and weltschmerz , ennui and litost . For a while, we were captivated by glasnost and perestroika and more recently it has been all about hygge and lagom . One of the great things about foreign languages is the words they use for which there is no real translation. Often they tell us what we are missing in the anglophone world. This week there was a new one for me (and probably for you, too) but an idea that our times so badly need. When the England rugby union captain Dylan Hartl... Full story

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