Poronkusema

Poronkusema

A Finnish unit of length approximately equivalent to 7.5 kilometers. It became obsolete when Finland adopted the metric system in 1880, but is still used to indicate a vaguely nearby distance.
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I particularly enjoyed nakama, (Japanese for 'friends who are like family'), gluggavedur, (Icelandic for 'weather that looks beautiful while you're inside, but is much too cold when you step outside'), and poronkusema, (Finnish for the 'distance a reindeer can walk before needing the toilet').
43 The Sami people of northern Finland use a measure called Poronkusema: the distance a reindeer, left, can walk before needing to urinate.
PORONKUSEMA - Finnish: the distance equal to how far a reindeer can travel without a comfort break.