CONTEST: Best Borrowed Word

Babel is holding a Best Borrowed Word contest. We're looking for the best new word from a foreign language that Canadian English is missing.
Zarqa Nawaz, creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie, is playing along with us. Her pick is "zabardast", which is a Persian word meaning someone who has the upper hand, but is now used by many in the South Asian community to mean amazing, or the ultimate in coolness.

 

Babel is holding a Best Borrowed Word contest. We're looking for the best new word from a foreign language that Canadian English is missing.

Zarqa Nawaz, creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie, is playing along with us. Her pick is "zabardast", which is a Persian word meaning someone who has the upper hand, but is now used by many in the South Asian community to mean amazing, or the ultimate in coolness.

What is YOUR pick for Best Borrowed Word, and why? The winner will be randomly chosen by Zarqa and the Babel team. The prize will be a gift basket from the CBC shop, plus the priceless satisfaction of spicing up our English!

The contest runs from Monday, July 9th to Monday, July 23rd at midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 30th. So there's lots of time to enter!

By entering, you agree to the contest rules. Please give us your suggestion by tweeting us @cbcbabel, or leaving it in the comment section here.