Unwords

sprachgefühl is a German word that means: an intuitive sense of what is linguistically appropriate.

Thanks to my sprachgefühl, the use of the word disconnect as a noun has become an agonizing insult to my ears. I have even coined a German word to express this pain:  wortschmerz. Feel free to use it, especially around people who use disconnect when they’re not talking about a toaster.

I’m still trying to recall what word was previously used before the D word became fashionable. Disparity? Discrepancy? Divergence? Or how about gap?

Meanwhile, I’ve discoverd the website unwords.com, where I found the word cryiest, which I like. As in “that’s the cryiest movie I’ve ever seen!”

I know this makes me a hypocrite, but   actually,   according to this , I’m not. I just have a double standard.

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