summerless_year (summerless_year) wrote in linguaphiles,

taste switcheroo?

Do any of your languages, native, fluent, passing knowlege have a word for the sensation that happens when you think you are going to get one taste, and you get another? For example, in Chile (where I live), popcorn is generally eaten sweetened. Not sweet-and-salty, just sweet. In my native US, it's usually salty. The first time I ate popcorn in Chile I was totally unprepared, took a bite and got this sensation, this... something- is-wrong feeling. It's not disgust, because I don't mind sweet popcorn. But it's this weird sensation, and this period of confusion and then adjustment.

Got anything? Thanks. Also any neologisms in any language might be fun to work on.

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