Category Archives: Helsinki Janks

Janks collected in Helsinki, Finland


Finnish: Pyörii kuin puolukka pillussa
English: twirling like a lingonberry in a vagina.
collected: Helsinki, Finland (01-31-2016)
origin: Something you say to someone who is acting aimless or being useless. It is a reference to a story in the Kalevala, the national epic poem of Finland, in which a virgin, Marjatta, is immaculately impregnated by a lingonberry.


Finnish: Nenä vuotaa kuin sulhaspojan kyrpä
English: Your nose is dripping like a bridegroom’s penis
collected: Helsinki, Finland (01-31-2016)
origin: something you say to someone with a running nose. She heard it when she was a teenager from her first boyfriend, in eastern Finland.