One of the things I have learnt to do while learning a new language is to not understand the exact meaning of certain words, I just can't be bothered to look up the word in the dictionary, especially if it is not used very often; also, as long as I get a vague idea of its meaning I don't really care.
In the book 'Twenty Something" that I read, there was a bit when the character goes to South America and gets ill with the food. Quoting his phrase he said something like:
I have been to the toilet 28 times in the last 24 hours. 5 blessed times I didn't know whether to squat or kneel.
I didn't really understand the word squat, but last week as I was trying to find a place to stay the night, I found the description of a hotel that said squat toilet. I asked, what is "squat toilet", and I was just told: the toilets you have been using in Morocco. Just a hole in the floor where everything goes.
At the beggining I kind of thought squat was just a synonym of sitting, but now I have realised its entire meaning. The legs bend more than just sitting, but not too long so you are crouching. Definitely a word I will never forget.
In other quick news, I got ill by eating some disgusting chicken sandwich on a 9 hour train, for me it was just one blessed time not knowing whether to squat or kneel.