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Eccentricities of the English language & English as a second language "if you are ever annoyed by someone's imperfect grasp of English, remember: English is a weird language & there are more people who have worked hard to learn it than there are people who grew up speaking it"
Schottenfreude - The German language's ability to express the inexpressible--and its capacity to form elaborate new compounds--explains why so many German "loan words" have been embraced in German. ... A selection of proposed new German words for the human condition. - NYTimes.com