I spent my years learning French in Highschool(and now forgotten). Now with double the disappointment as I realize how word-awesome German is.

Consider this small list of bon mots:

Weltschmerz – world weariness.

Schadenfreude – a feeling of enjoyment that comes from seeing or hearing about the troubles of other people

Backpfeifengesicht – It describes someone who you feel needs a slap in the face.

Sitzfleisch — (seat meat) – it describes a character trait. Those who possess a lot of seat meat are able to sit through and weather something incredibly hard or boring.

Dreikäsehoch (Three cheeses high) – However, what it describes is a person who is vertically challenged, implying they’re only as tall as three wheels of cheese placed on top of each other.

Schattenparker (Shadow parker) – This word is part of a series of insults for men which accuse them of unmanly behavior. In this case, of parking their car in the shadow to avoid heating up the interior.

Forget French as Canada’s second language it ought to be German. :>

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The gospel of Bubba really spoke to me, and now I truly can see the light. :)

Another super-peachy-keen aspect of being female in our society – saying “no” to men can get you killed.

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Thank you wing-women of the world. :)   On a much more sombre note, to stop the clueless dudes from cluttering my comment section a small sample of what can happen when women say no…

So dudes, yes you with the hangy-bits – You want women to start telling you no? You don’t want women to play games? Teach your fellow men to stop murdering women for doing so.

 

Radical feminism starts with naming the problem – male violence – and working on solutions based on the material conditions of the situation.

The success of both the album and film sparked a revival of international interest in traditional Cuban music and Latin American music in general. Some of the Cuban performers later released well-received solo albums and recorded collaborations with international stars from different musical genres. The “Buena Vista Social Club” name became an umbrella term to describe these performances and releases, and has been likened to a brand label that encapsulates Cuba’s “musical golden age” between the 1930s and 1950s. The new success was fleeting for the most recognizable artists in the ensemble: Compay Segundo, Rubén González, and Ibrahim Ferrer, who died at the ages of ninety-five, eighty-four, and seventy-eight respectively; Segundo and González in 2003, then Ferrer in 2005.

Several surviving members of the Buena Vista Social Club, such as trumpeter Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal, laúd player Barbarito Torres and trombonist and conductor Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos currently tour worldwide, to popular acclaim, with new members such as the singer Carlos Calunga, virtuoso pianist Rolando Luna[1][2] and occasionally the solo singer Omara Portuondo, as part of a 13-member band called Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club.

On May 15, 2012, Arb and I took possession of the house we now live in.

Back in early April 2012, literally the same day we closed on the house, I started looking on Petfinder for a dog.  We were going to have a fenced yard, and I had always wanted a dog.  Arb grew up with dogs, but I had never had one.  Arb wanted a Sheltie.  I wanted a senior, because I love older dogs, and because they often have trouble finding homes.  My search for a senior Sheltie brought up exactly one result.  I wrote the rescue right away, explaining that we were interested but we couldn’t bring her home until we actually had the home to bring her to.  The rescue took a loooong time to write back, but eventually, the week before move-in, we were invited to meet up with her foster mum at the local Petsmart.

It wasn’t quite love at first sight – Shadow was kindof a mess, with mats the size of golfballs in the fur behind her ears and behind her armpits.  And she was a little bit shy.  But then she stuck that adorable pointy nose under our hands and demanded pettins, and our hearts went poof, and we decided she had to be our dog.

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Arb meeting Shadow for the first time

We brought her home four years ago today.  She has absolutely blossomed in confidence and happiness – and beauty, once we took her to the groomer and got her mats shaved off.  (No more mats since then due to Arb’s rigorous program to teach her to accept brushing (which involves a lot of high-value treats)).

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She has mastered the herding dog stare when she wants you to do something:

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And somewhere along the line, I accidentally trained her that if she did a nice down-stay, I would give her just about anything she wants:

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They told us she was 10-ish when we got her, but there’s no way she’s 14 now; she still zooms around the yard barking her fool head off like a puppy.

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Thank you for being our dog, Shadow, and happy GotchaVersairy!

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It is a comparison that is floating around more and more as the po-mo authoritarian left is stifling debate and silencing criticisms of people who happen to be against their unique vision of reality.  We have here a helpful chart to compare and contrast the positions of the two parties in question.

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Glad we could clear that up.  Thus endeth the lesson. :)

 

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