Whist working for start-up company Maptia, I illustrated 11 of these wonderful, elusive, words - which have no single word within the English language that could be considered a direct translation.
'The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and linguists have spent countless years deconstructing it, taking it apart letter by letter, and trying to figure out why there are so many feelings and ideas that we cannot even put words to, and that our languages cannot identify.'
They went down rather well with the Internets, and have been reposted in far too many places, including:
A selection of quotes spanning across three different posts, this was a format that worked extremely well in terms of visual impact and sharing. Below are links to the original posts in which they appeared.