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German word of the day: "merkbefreit" - The Lyorn's Den

Tue Jul. 10th, 2012

10:45 am - German word of the day: "merkbefreit"

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"merkbefreit" (adj.): (individual trait) of being statutory incompetent to notice any misalignment between one's thoughts and reality, one's deeds and intention, or one's behaviour and social competence; being incapable to change one's behaviour by corretly interpreting environmental clues. See also "fell off the clue tree and missed every branch on the way down".


via [personal profile] legionseagle, by [personal profile] marymac:

At the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland, the National Trust is doing the stupid, YEC-flavoured and, when questioned aggravate it by proving themselves merkbefreit.

Second German word of the day: "fremdschämen" (verb): the desire to hide oneself in the loo because someone else is embarrassing themselves.

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From:trobadora
Date:July 10th, 2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
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Wieder ein neues Wort gelernt!
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From:lyorn
Date:July 11th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
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q.v.: http://www.leo.org/information/freizeit/fun/merkbefrei.html
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From:trobadora
Date:July 11th, 2012 09:39 am (UTC)
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ROFL!
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From:mad_freddy
Date:July 10th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Oh my, creationists...
They're starting to conquer good ol' Europe now? Let's hope there's intelligent life somewhere in the universe, since I doubt there is much of it to be found in this solar system...
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From:lyorn
Date:July 11th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
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Strongest argument against "intelligen design": Lack of intelligence...

Those creationists have damn deep pockets. All the way to hell, probably.
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