Schottenfreude is a unique, must-have dictionary, complete with newly coined words that explore the idiosyncrasies of life as only the German language can.
Ever thought, There should be a German word for that
? Well, thanks to the brilliantly original mind behind Schott's Original Miscellany
, now there is. In what other language but German could you construct le mot juste
for a secret love of bad foods, the inability to remember jokes, Sunday-afternoon depression, the urge to yawn, the glee of gossip, reassuring your hairdresser, delight at the changing of the seasons, the urge to hoard, or the ineffable pleasure of a cold pillow? A beguiling, ideal gift book for the Gelehrte
or anyone on your list--just beware of rapidly expanding (and potentially incomprehensible) vocabularies.