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Nice word, I’ll keep it.

April 13th, 2009

What I love about cracked.com is it’s funny, but smart. They don’t need to make shit up to make you laugh (look up the list of laws that don’t work for a prime example).

On a related note, what I love about English is how we shamelessly jack words from weaker, dumber languages. What are you gonna do about it? Huh? You gonna cry? That’s right, bitch, this is my word now.

Ahem. Sorry.

The 10 Coolest Foreign Words English needs.

My favorite is #7. “Backpfeifengesicht”, defined as “A face badly in need of a fist.” In context, “That soccer player is seriously backpfeifengesicht.” Because it’s true. But, um, anyone know how to pronounce that?

  1. Kari Morrison
    April 13th, 2009 at 21:30 | #1

    back-fife-angus-ikt is the closest i think i can phonetically spell it. Being brought up with crazy Germans around was sweet.

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