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June 09, 2006

Scheissensnacken mit saurschwein

I am delighted to present the first of a new occasional Flea-feature: Ask Benita. Producer, raconteuse and stone-cold fox; Benita Rowley is Toronto's leading enthusiast for German compound words and expressions. I recently had the opportunity to ask Benita to direct you, the Flea-reader, to the correct expression for "the feeling of embarrassment experienced in grocery-store check-out lines when the person behind you is buying healthy food and you are not."

Despite computer difficulties leading to feeling a touch of angst mit Homicidische-technologische, Benita was kind enough to reply:

The phrase you are looking for is "scheissensnacken mit saurschwein" which means, roughly, "the self-conscious, piglike feeling you get when you realize that the only way to redeem your choice of food in your junk-laden cart is to sh*t it out afterwards." Those Germans!

√úbersetzung ist Vitamin B2!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at June 9, 2006 11:04 AM