Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Words with different meanings: Keissi

In Finnish there are several words with multiple meanings. And Finnish is not like French that you play with tones - no no - if you say "keissi", you say it with same tone but it has different meaning.

So if someone says "Mikä keissi!" it can mean:

A case of beer

A beer belly

Or basically a case, like when there's this case and this case. How do you explain this word... Like police has a case - a murder case. Yes.

And now you wonder what "keissi" actually means? Well, basically it means "case". In real Finnish you don't call a pack of beer or a beer belly "keissi", but somehow slang has shaped the word in this form.

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