The Greatest Word Ever Conceived
Posted on 7/16/2014 by Chops
James Lipton, host of the popular television show "Inside the Actors Studio", famously ends his interviews by asking his guests ten common questions. What is your favorite word? What is your least favorite word? What turns you on? And so on. We've all asked these questions of ourselves for fun. But for this post, we shall focus on the first question.

I have always loved German words for their ability to convey complex concepts by saying very little. My favorite word for a long time was "schadenfreude", meaning "to take pleasure in the misfortune of others". But alas, I have found another non-translatable word that has dethroned my beloved schadenfreude.

Allow me to introduce my fellow beer fans to the Norwegian word "utepils" (noun, pronounced oot-er-pills). It literally means "to sit outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer". Yes, the Norwegians thought so highly of this concept that there needed to be a single word to capture it. Utepils is derived from two words: ute (meaning "outside") and pils (short for "pilsner", the region's most popular style of beer).

Here's a great article I found describing this most magical of words: Click Here

Utepils. Perhaps the greatest word ever conceived in any language in the history of language. Time for an utepils. I need a snack for my utepils. That was a relaxing utepils. Dude, you need an utepils. Yeah, I should go ahead and warn all of my friends. I'm going to use this word and use it often. You're probably going to get sick of hearing it. You will grow weary of my blatant overuse and seek an intervention. I will graciously accept it, so long as its during an utepils.

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