German book words

For all you readers, especially if you have a fondness for impossibly long German words.

Long words about books in German

The best thing about the German language is that you really can put together all the necessary bits and it becomes a new, real word.

As for Buchendschmerz, well it’s just a horrible feeling, isn’t it?

(A big thanks to Tom Gauld in the Guardian earlier this year.)

3 responses to “German book words

  1. I love long German compounds! There are some really, really ones in Ben Schott’s Schottenfreude.

  2. **** really, really loooooooooooong ***

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