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Origin of Nosy

Are we a nosy species? A listener married to a woman from Bangladesh explains how a Bengali term that translates as “nose-going” reflects the naturally inquisitive style of Bangladeshi culture. In many languages, the nose figures...

Bangladesh Mustache Idiom

If you’re in Bangladesh, the expression that translates as “oiling your mustache in anticipation of the jackfruit tree bearing fruit” makes perfect sense. In English, it means “don’t count your chickens.” A...

agreemo

agreemo  n.— «The government has approved the “agreemo” of newly appointed US Ambassador to Bangladesh Patrica A Butenis.» —“Government approves agreemo of nominated new US Ambassador” in Dhaka United News...

peoplization

peoplization  n.— «Either from external pressure or from internal inefficiency of the management privatization (“peoplization” as it is called in Sri Lanka) has become the order of the day, no matter whether thousands of...

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