There's No Icelandic Word For: Steikt — The Reykjavik Grapevine

There’s No Icelandic Word For: Steikt

There’s No Icelandic Word For: Steikt

Published May 20, 2016

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The word of the issue this issue is steikt. Taken literally, it means “fried,” but taken as slang, it refers to a thing which is strange, inappropriate, poorly conceived, and bordering on surreal. Seldom meant as a compliment.

Used in a sentence: “Þessi þáttur er fáránlega steiktur, ég skil ekkert í honum.” (“This TV show is ridiculously fried, I don’t understand anything going on in it.”)

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