German is such a brilliantly mis-represented language. How a language with words like Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän could be considered long-winded or aggressive is just beyond me.. sie ist doch so ‘ne schöne Sprache.
Here are my top ten favorites:
Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services. (79 characters.. woah!)
Noun for weight gained from emotional over-eating. Literally: grief bacon. (Awesome)
The inexplicable urge to push people away. Literally; wall-builder-sadness.
Fridge. Literally: cold wardrbobe. (Makes sense.)
Mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state. Literally: world pain (or being a miserable sod, whatevz).
Cattle marking and beef labeling supervision duties delegation law (YEAH! or should I say.. JAAA!).
A face that deserves to be punched/slapped. Literally: Cheek whistle face.
A feeling of jealousy about food, particularly that feeling one gets when one feels the food of another is superior. (This reminds me of that episode in Friends when we learn that JOEY DOESN’T SHARE FOOD.)
Word for a short person. Literally: three cheeses tall. (This is for all my fellow vertically challenged friends.)
If you’re feeling a bit perplexed by all these strange words, then you’ll like this last one…
A word for confusion, chaos, catastrophe, a muddle
What are your favorite German words?