New word for March 13
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Started by metmike - March 12, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

This might get some different responses.


By carlberky - March 12, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
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At my age, my pleasure comes when somebody else is doing the driving.

By JP - March 12, 2019, 8:41 p.m.
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I'm old enough to remember when that word was used in Volkswagen commercials. I always thought it was a lame-as-crap ad slogan. Now "splatchenflouder" would have been an entirely different story. I just made that up.

By carlberky - March 12, 2019, 11:01 p.m.
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John, in the unlikely possibility that you subconsciously dredged up "splatchenflouder" from the recesses of your mind, I googled it.

"Your search - splatchenflouder - did not match any documents."  

Since you made up the word, would you consider making up a definition? <G>

By JP - March 13, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
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Splatchenflouder: the experience of pleasure or joy that comes from witnessing the failure of an ad campaign centered on the use of a word in a foreign language that is meant to awe its audience, but which arouses derision instead. Closely related to the word Schadenfreude. (See Wikipedia on "Schadenfreude" for the shamelessly borrowed template of my made-up definition).   

By metmike - March 13, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
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Hilariously creative!

By carlberky - March 13, 2019, 4:12 p.m.
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The words could be first cousins, John.

Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.

I'll leave an unintended  political segua out of this thread.

By metmike - March 15, 2019, 11:18 p.m.
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Funny stuff from Carl and JP!


The German word for "Driving Pleasure."

The German marketing slogan for the Volkswagen.