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Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition

Author:   Ben Schott
Publisher:   Text Publishing
ISBN:  

9781922147585


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   23 October 2013
Format:   Hardback
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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 theidiosyncrasies of the human condition...auf Deutsch. In which language but German could you construct le mot juste for- a secret love of bad food, the inability to remember jokes, Sunday-afternoon depression, the urge to yawn, the glee of gossip, reassuring your hairdresser, delight at the changing of the seasons, the urge to hoard, or the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow?

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Author:   Ben Schott
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Imprint:   The Text Publishing Company
Dimensions:   Width: 12.10cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 24.80cm
Weight:   0.272kg
ISBN:  

9781922147585


ISBN 10:   1922147583
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   23 October 2013
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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'The Germans, thanks to Schott, now have the word Wohlverpackunsfreude, or the delight of a perfectly wrapped parcel. And that, in a word, is Schottenfreude.' -- David Astle Sydney Morning Herald 'Ben Schott has a knack of entertaining us with facts for a number of decades now. But Schottenfreude could outdo all his previous sales...It is inevitable that words like leertretung (stepping down heavily on a stair that is not there / void stepping ) will be bellowed over the turkey carcass-strewn table of thousands of households this Christmas.' Bookseller's Choice 'Use this to learn a (made-up) German word every day. Because we need more speichelgleichmuf (pretending you haven't been accidentally spat on in conversation) in our vernacular, don't you think?' Sunday Style


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Ben Schott is the author of Schott's Original Miscellany, Schott's Food & Drink Miscellany, Schott's Sporting, Gaming & Idling Miscellany, Schott's Quintessential Miscellany and the yearbook Schott's Almanac (2006-11). Ben is a regular contributor to the New York Times and The Times. He divides his time between London and New York. benschott.com @benschott

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