Terrified ruffled hair stands on end…

Spanish is a delightful language, and has some fantastic words that I really feel we need in English, such as this one which I discovered today:

Espeluznar (verb)

1 – (hair) to cause to stand on end
2 – to terrify
3 – to ruffle

Not to mention:

Espeluznarse (reflexive verb)

1 – (hair) to stand on end
2 – to be terrified
3 – to become ruffled

I will now be looking out for a suitable context to drop this word into conversation – suggestions welcome!

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3 responses to “Terrified ruffled hair stands on end…

  1. How do you say “father in law” in Spanish?

  2. “Suegro” – I hope this doesn’t mean he’s terrifying or ruffling you again!

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