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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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Best English Word to Cross Over into German Last Year

pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
edited March 2015 in Words Words Words
Wait for it - the word is shitstorm and is especially relevant when considering the media noise about the Greek crisis



  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,502 mod
    Was this a word being used in Germany @pryfllwyd?
  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
    oh yes @mheredge - I hear it most days at the moment - its the latest business buzz word
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,502 mod
    Haha @pryfllwyd. I'm so out of it. Maybe I should start using it and see if it takes off here too.
  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
    bs bingo is a part of my life @mheredge - the latest one is "feedback is a gift"

    Quite funny in Germany as "gift" has a special meaning in German (i.e. poison).
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,502 mod
    Feedback is a gift! Well I suppose this means saving on consultancy fees if people tell you for free what they like or dislike about something @pryfllwyd.

    It's so funny seeing how phrases like these come and go. Is 'whatever' in response to anything you didn't like much still as popular as it was?
  • pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
    whatever @mheredge - actually round here its "du mich auch" which is best translated as the same to you with bells on
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,502 mod
    When youngsters are talking, it sometimes seems that they're speaking another language. Sadly it's not just a case of vocabulary but grammar seems to have gone to the dogs too.
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