Laura’s Word of the Week: Handschuhschneeballwerfer

‘Handschuhschneeballwerfer’ (German) literally means somebody who wears gloves to throw snowballs but is used in general to mean ‘coward’.

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  1. [...] Are the Germans Shrinking Their Words? Jun 9, 2013 @ 16:06 By Scot McKnight Leave a Comment The Germans have removed the presently existing longest word from the lexicon: Geschwindigkeitsbeschränkungen? That’s a speed limit – which you’ll probably pass before you have a chance to sound it out. Want to foil hackers? Trying setting your password to Handschuhschneeballwerfer, or a slang term for coward. [...]



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