Foreigners seem intrigued by the fact that Icelandic has a special word for weather called window weather (gluggaveður). The word has been a popular subject internationally on Twitter where Icelanders are praised for inventing a word that describes weather which only looks good seen from a window but is not so good if you actually go outside. 



The Sunday edition of Morgunblaðið features an entertaining article on Icelandic words that foreigners find both bizarre and useful. Here are some of the words causing a Twitter sensation. 


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