Occasional musings, Geistesblitze, photos, drawings etc. by a "resident alien", who has landed on American soil from a far-away planet called "Germany".

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Word of the Month: Schnapsidee

I figure, after what we went through with Sandy, a little lightheartedness is in order. Schnaps (one "p"!) is any hard liquor, and an Idee is an idea. Put the two together and you have an idea that could have originated only in an inebriated brain. It's a bad idea, but one of the less consequential kind: Trying to potty-train your cat may be a Schnapsidee, the invasion of Iraq was not—it was something much worse.

2 comments:

Heika said...

Schnapsideee needs to be adopted into the English language. I don't know a person who hasn't come up with a schnapsidee at some time or another.

Ulrich said...

@Heika: I agree--plus, it's so easy to pronounce in English.