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Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby dzogchungpa » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:58 pm

The Vajrayana path is basically achieving enlightenment while having fun.
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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby smcj » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:11 pm

Nice word.

My new favorite is "katzenjammer".
1 : hangover
2 : distress 2
3 : a discordant clamor
Examples
traffic was all tied up, the kids were fighting, and in the midst of all this katzenjammer, the phone rang
Origin: German, from Katze cat + Jammer distress.
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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby anjali » Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:04 am

smcj wrote:My new favorite is "katzenjammer"...

There's a cartoon strip called the katzenjammer kids.
All things are unworthy of clinging to (sabbe dhammā nâla abhinivesāyā). --Shakyamuni Buddha
If there is clinging, you do not have the view. --Drakpa Gyaltsen
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Re: Fantastic word - bafflegab

Postby Wayfarer » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:05 pm

I always liked 'spielfest' (with the 's' pronounced as 'sh'). An alternative name for a sales conference or political summit. I coined it myself, to my dismay it still hasn't become part of the language, so I will continue to throw it out from time to time.
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