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Why Germans Don't Play Scrabble

Frustration with learning German

Why Germans Don't Play Scrabble thanks to Howard Chapman

The longest German word?
Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften
translation: “Insurance companies providing legal protection”
(recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as
the longest German word in everyday use)

More seemingly-never-ending German words
Bezirksschornsteinfegermeister
“Head district chimney sweep”

Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän
“Danube steamship company captain”

Freundschaftsbezeigungen
“Demonstrations of friendship”

Fussbodenschleifmaschinenverleih
“Floor grinding machine rental”

Kaftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung
“Motor vehicle liability insurance”

Lebensabschnittpartner
“The person I am with today (partner or lover)”

Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften
“Insurance companies providing legal protection”

Siebentausendzweihundertvierundfünfzig
The integer 7,254

Unabhaengigkeitserklaerungen
“Independence declarations”


“Some German words are so long that they have perspective.”
Mark Twain
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A riot is the language of the unheard. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speech is the small change of silence. - George Meredith

German headshrinker named Sigmund Fruit - Archie Bunker

I am disappointment in you're grammar. - Unknown

A proverb is to speech what salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence. - Sir Francis Bacon

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

I will not down to posterity talking bad grammar. - Benjamin Disraeli

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts. - Charles de Talleyrand

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. - Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. - Robert Benchley

The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech. - Clifton Fadiman

Some German words are so long that they have perspective. - Mark Twain

Germany is a fortress, but it is a fortress without a roof. - Franklin D Roosevelt

You don't have good grammar when you type with your fists. - C.F. Payne

England and America are two countries separated by a common language. - George Bernard Shaw

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. - Mark Twain

Symptoms are the body's mother tongue; signs are in a foreign language. - John Brown

I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov

45 caliber German Shmowzer - a 38 caliber German Floogle with a telephonic site - Archie Bunker

My husband's German. Every night I get dressed up as Poland and he invades me. - Bette Midler

To God I speak Spanish, to women Italian, to men French, and to my horse - German. - Emperor Charles V

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. - Jane Wagner

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense, but the past perfect. - Owens L. Pomeroy

Xenophobia doesn't benefit anybody unless you're playing high stakes Scrabble. - Dennis Miller

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. - L.J. Peter

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Kierkegaard

A person's name is, to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language. - Dale Carnegie

The first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization. - Sigmund Freud

Grammar: the difference between Feeling Your Nuts and Feeling You're Nuts. - Unknown

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. - Franklin P. Jones

German is the most extravagantly ugly language - it sounds like someone using a sick bag on a 747. - Willy Rushton

The reason there are so many tree-lined boulevards in Paris is so the German army can march in the shade. - George S Patton

Already, companies that speak in the language of the pitch, the dog-and-pony show, are no longer speaking to anyone. - Unknown

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

Toward the north, from there shone Frederick, the North Star, around whom Germany, Europe, even the world seemed to turn. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? - George Carlin

Heard about the young deaf boy who used sign language?
One day he told his mother a dirty joke and she washed his hands out with soap. - Red Skelton

No matter how bad things are, they can always be worse. So what if my stroke left me with a speech impediment? Moses had one, and he did all right. - Kirk Douglas

Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language and forthwith it is something entirely different. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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