Fantastic word - bafflegab

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Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:58 pm

The true condition is beyond numbers. If we think in terms of an "individual being" this means that we are limiting, and consequently everything becomes complicated. If we want to understand, then we must not limit. - Chögyal Namkhai Norbu

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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby smcj » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:11 pm

Nice word.

My new favorite is "katzenjammer".
1 : hangover
2 : distress 2
3 : a discordant clamor
Examples
traffic was all tied up, the kids were fighting, and in the midst of all this katzenjammer, the phone rang
Origin: German, from Katze cat + Jammer distress.
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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby anjali » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:04 am

smcj wrote:My new favorite is "katzenjammer"...

There's a cartoon strip called the katzenjammer kids.
All things are unworthy of clinging to (sabbe dhammā nâla abhinivesāyā). --Shakyamuni Buddha
Wanting to grasp the ungraspable, you exhaust yourself in vain. --Gendun Rinpoche

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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby Wayfarer » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:05 pm

I always liked 'spielfest' (with the 's' pronounced as 'sh'). An alternative name for a sales conference or political summit. I coined it myself, to my dismay it still hasn't become part of the language, so I will continue to throw it out from time to time.
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