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Compound German Neologism Of The Day: Vergeblicherufnummer-suchemüherealisierung

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Vergeblicherufnummersuchemüherealisierung

Literally: wasted telephone number search-effort realization
The dawning realization that the business phone number you just spent five minutes tracking down on Google was, in fact, already stored in your phone’s contact list, primarily due to the fact that you previously spent five minutes looking for the exact same number the last time you needed it.

Compound German Neologism Of The Day: Verlorenfreund-überraschenfalschgefähl-geburtstaggrüssung

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Verlorenfreundüberraschenfalschgefühlgeburtstaggrüssung

noun
Literally: Surprised by a lost friend fake enthusiastic birthday greeting
The false bravado one adopts upon encountering an estranged friend while attending a third party’s child’s birthday party.

(Ref. inspiration)

Compound German Neologism Of The Day: Apfelzerstörenangst

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Apfelzerstörenangst

noun
Literally: Apple destroying anxiety or dread
The sense of existential dread one experiences in the moments after dropping one’s lunch sack and having heard a sickening “thunk”, thus assuring the bruised-beyond-recognition of one’s apple.

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