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Joy to the World



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Harpers Magazine recently published an excerpt (called "Joy to the World") of the 216 words collected from around the world that convey different expressions of joy. In Swedish, for example, Gokotla means "to wake up early to hear the first birds sing." And in Icelandic, Solarfri means "when workers are granted unexpected time off to enjoy a sunny day." And in Norwegian, Peiskos means "to sit in front of a crackling fireplace and enjoy the warmth." 

This week, dear writers, come up with a new word that conveys a particular manifestation of joy.

Be sure to check out Write the World member Sarah D's take on the prompt.