The Trader 

Lazy, ignorant, or plain stupid?

Nicole Elliott

A recent poster in my local tube station featured a beautiful young woman lazing in a hammock overlooking the most perfectly azure sea. Luring tourists to Croatia, the caption included the word ‘fjaka’. Now, I’ve never heard any of the languages of the Dalmatian coast, but I thought I knew this word. Looking it up online, I learnt that it means not just a lazy feeling, but: "a psychophysical state of mind, with aspiration for nothing"; "a gift from God".

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