Animals

Learn This Word Before Your Next Visit to a Pet Store


#gigil #tagalog #cuteness #cutenessoverload

Have you ever been at a loss to describe your feelings when you see an utterly adorable kitten or a supremely-cuddly puppy?

If you lived in the Philippines, you wouldn’t struggle. In the Tagalog language gigil describes a trembling or gritting of the teeth in response to a situation that overwhelms your self-control. It’s been commonly described as an irresistible urge to squeeze something cute. We might call it “cuteness overload.”

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