- cowboybukser - jeans
- hinke - hopping on one leg
- raevesøvn - sleeping with one eye open
- morgenfrisk - fresh from a good night’s sleep
- baderotte - a beach thief
- elastikspring - bungee jumping
Adam Jacot de Boinod worked on the first series of BBC Television’s QI for Stephen Fry, and is the author of The Meaning of Tingo and Other Extraordinary Words from around the World – Penguin Books, £10.
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