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November 17, 2012

15. Kummerspeck (German)

Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon. -- 15 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent - Mental Floss

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 17, 2012 9:22 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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William F. Buckley, in one of his last columns in National Review, was asked by a reader "What would be the equivalent, in French, of the German concept of Schadenfreude?"

Mr. Buckley's reply, in toto, was "Joie de vivre."

Posted by: Rob De Witt at November 17, 2012 11:05 PM

Keep on working, great job!

Posted by: Anderson at March 24, 2013 2:37 PM

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