18 definitions by Martha's_Cellmate

Top Definition
a uniquely Finnish quality;
the word used to typify the Finnish spirit;
a concept that is at the heart of how all Finns view themselves;
a certain feature or value considered by Finns to be typically Finnish

- endurance, resilience, tenacity, determination, perseverance

- an inner reserve of diligence, capacity, the ability to face head-on and always overcome

- craziness: the recklessness that inspires a person to take on something in the face of incredible odds

- bravery, empowerment, inner strength
Gritting your teeth, continuing to fight against an overwhelming enemy, clearing a forest with your bare hands, continuing on to win a race even after falling.

Sisu means that you finish what you start, you don’t quit in the middle of a job, and you don’t whine.

"It doesn’t take sisu to go to the North Pole; it takes sisu to stand at the door when the bear is on the other side."
by Martha's_Cellmate November 11, 2004
Sugar Honey Iced Tea - a saccharine sweet way of saying ''shit'' and getting away with it when you are in a situation where you cannot openly swear.
"I was freaking out, i was like - sugar honey iced tea, you know?!"
by Martha's_Cellmate November 03, 2004
a cooler way of saying 2000s. it's that decade we're in now, you know, the one between the ''tens'' and the ''nineties''.
"the biggest selling singer of the Noughties"
by Martha's_Cellmate November 03, 2004
-the center of the universe
-the hottest city of them all, not by temperature but by culture
-home to RENT and other fabulous stage shows
ANGEL: "New York City, Center of the Universe..."
by Martha's_Cellmate November 13, 2004
The catchphrase of the Knights Who Say Ni {Monty Python}
"We... are the Knights of Ni. Ecky-ecky-ecky-ptang-zoop-boing-bigwam-ohhh!"
by Martha's_Cellmate November 03, 2004
the way the letter L, M, N, O and P sound in the Alphabet Song - children often think that it's just one long letter called "ellameno p"
"Do you know your alphabet, honey?"
"Yep! Want me to sing it for you? A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, ellameno p..."
by Martha's_Cellmate November 03, 2004
A shade of violet reminiscent of the color of children's TV character Barney the Dinosaur.
"I had to get them to re-paint the whole room. I am NOT having my living room Barney purple!"
by Martha's_Cellmate November 03, 2004
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