July 10th, 2012

Tully, Nov09

German word of the day: "merkbefreit"

"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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