A reading recommendation, in the New Yorker, from Sarah Larson:
… Ben Schott’s wonderful book “Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition,” which came out last year, and which I did not expect to enjoy as much as I do… “Schottenfreude” begins with a quote by Charles Follen, from “A Practical Grammar of the German Language”: “The German language is sufficiently copious and productive, to furnish native words for any idea that can be expressed at all.” This proves to be true. An example:
Dep-pen-fahr-er – beh-oy-goong
The urge to turn and glare at a bad driver you’ve just overtaken.
And on that note, what’s on the agenda as we (or those of us who don’t get tomorrow’s holiday off) wrap up the weekend?