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a weird mouthful

In bits & pieces on May 6, 2007 by carinasuyin

Merriam-Webster Online‘s The Word of the Day for May 06, 2007 is:

sprachgefuhl • \SHPRAHKH-guh-fuel\ • noun

: an intuitive sense of what is linguistically appropriate

Example Sentence:
One review of the book praised the author’s sprachgefuhl and her graceful, literary style.

Did you know?
“Sprachgefuhl” was borrowed into English from German at the end of the 19th century and combines two German nouns, “Sprache,” meaning “language, speech,” and “Gefühl,” meaning “feeling.” We’re quite certain that the quality of sprachgefuhl is common among our readers, but the word itself is rare, making only occasional appearances in our language.

Somehow, saying the word out loud and enunciating it slowly makes me feel like a muppet. I feel an urge to move my moss-growing limbs and begin dancing a la one of the furry ones in Fraggle Rock. Oh dear, these weeks of inactivity are making me weird. Hilfe!! Das ist nicht gut…

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3 Responses to “a weird mouthful”

  1. babe.. i can’t find that post of yours.. james morrison in singapore.. i wanna go.. but when?? 🙂 can u email me? thankss!!!

  2. 22nd May at St. James Powerhouse but I’ve got no idea about ticket sales!! Will buzz if I find out more, okie?

  3. Dance your cares away,
    Worry’s for another day.
    Let the music play,
    Down at Fraggle Rock.

    I feel like the tiny guys who are always building something:
    Work you cares away,
    Dancing’s for another day.
    Let the Fraggles play,
    We’re Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober, Red. (& Sooth)

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