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14 deeply unfortunate foreign words for everyday things

You’re never too old for a childish chuckle.

GETTING BACK TO reality after a glorious three-day weekend can be an absolute pain so if there’s one thing you’re probably in dire need of it’s a bit of a giggle.

Here are 14 deeply unfortunate foreign words for everyday things that will give you a gloriously juvenile laugh.

WARNING: Some may not be suitable for sensitive eyes and ears.

1. The Swedish word for Chef

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2. And resulting name for MasterChef Sweden

3. How the Danes describe stretches of road where speed will be monitored

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4. The Swedish word for exit

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5. The French word for seal

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6. The words Americans choose when offering someone a lift

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7. Germany’s term for a motorway exit

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8. What they call whipped cream in the Netherlands

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9. The last stop on a Swedish train or bus line

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10. Which also happens to share similarities with the way in which Swedes refer to a sale

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11.  The name of this old Danish chain of private centres for the hearing impaired

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12. What you’ll need to ask for when looking for a Thai pumpkin

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13. The way in which Germans refer to garlic

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 14. And finally, the American name for this fashion accessory

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Read: The greatest Irish insults, ranked in order of severity>

More: 11 surefire ways to confuse tourists this weekend>

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