-9- Igau


Verb. From Malay.

“To talk while trapped in a nightmare.”


(Thinking the nightmare depicted above had enough of this persons igau, kind of like a dream-esque “Quit yo’ jibba-jabba”)

This word really intrigues me, for that fact that these four letters can convey such a precise meaning. In English, we have sleep-talking and night terrors, but there is nothing that I can think of that can encompass the facts that:

– You are talking
– You’re having a nightmare
– You’re trapped in that nightmare

Really interesting… in a somewhat dark way!


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