Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition

 
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Ever thought, 'There should be a German word for that'? Well, now there is. From the mind that created Schott's Original Miscellany comes a unique volume exploring the idiosyncrasies of the human condition ...auf Deutsch. In which language but German could you construct le mot juste for: a shameful love of bad foods, Sunday-afternoon depression, the lingering sensation of a first kiss, delight at the changing of the seasons, the urge to hoard, or the ineffable pleasure of a cool pillow? For example: Haarmonie - Reassuring your hairdresser. Fussfaust - Instinctively curling up your toes in mortification at someone else's embarrassment. Zwillingsmoral - Reading horoscopes you don't believe in. Gastdruck - The exhausting effort of being a good houseguest. and Kraftfahrzeugsinnenausstattungsneugeruchsgenuss - New car smell.

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Ben Schott's books -- Schott's Original Miscellany, Food & Drink Miscellany, Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany and Schott's Almanac -- have together sold 2.5 million copies in 21 languages. Ben is a regular contributor to The Times and the New York Times. He divides his time between London and New York.

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