What does “Pelinti” mean?
Do you know that moment when you’ve just put something delicious in your mouth and you realize that it’s so hot that you can only taste its temperature? And if you can’t spit it out, what do you do? Just kind of awkwardly move it around in your mouth, leaving your mouth slightly open for the heat to escape. The Ghanians have a word for this, and it’s Pelinti (pronounced Pah-lin-tee), and it literally means “to move hot food in your mouth”. Has this ever happened to you?