Thursday, August 19, 2010

Feelings I Have Had in My Life That Are Best Expressed in German

der Putzfimmel: a compulsion to clean.

die Tätevorfahrenenschuld: guilt about the actions of your ancestors.

der Futterneid: the suspicion that the food of the person at the next table is much better than yours.

die Reinheitsgeboteinhaltungangst: a worry that the beer you've been served wasn't brewed in compliance with the purity law of 1516.

der Trivialitätsfurcht: dread of something that isn't a big deal at all.

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