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#197783 02/28/11 05:08 PM
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(tongue in cheek, but true nonetheless) For me this word
applied to my high school algebra class.


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One of those weird and wonderful coincidences: today's word is "sitzfleisch" and I am re-reading (after 30 years) Herbert Tarr's novel "The Conversion of Chaplain Cohen", where, at the beginning of chapter 7 I have just come to:

"By the middle of January, with almost a month more still remaining till the end of the course, the men were growing restless. Most of them, veterans of a minimum of seven years of higher education, were weary by now of any additional schooling; their sitzfleisch had clearly been worn to the bone."

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Originally Posted By: LadyReader
One of those weird and wonderful coincidences: today's word is "sitzfleisch" and I am re-reading (after 30 years) Herbert Tarr's novel "The Conversion of Chaplain Cohen", where, at the beginning of chapter 7 I have just come to:

"By the middle of January, with almost a month more still remaining till the end of the course, the men were growing restless. Most of them, veterans of a minimum of seven years of higher education, were weary by now of any additional schooling; their sitzfleisch had clearly been worn to the bone."



What a coincidence.

WELCOME LADYREADER


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LadyReader #197786 02/28/11 06:23 PM
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here are two(2) favorite sitzfleisch quotes:

"They simply hadn't enough Sitzfleisch to squat
under a bho-tree and get to Nirvana by contemplating
anything, least of all their own navel."
- D. H. Lawrence, Things (1928)

"I am always careful to pack a can of sitzfleisch
whenever I have to go to the post office or visit a
friend who wants to show me his entire collection of
baby pictures."
- Ammon Shea, Reading the OED (2008)

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Thank you, Luke!

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welcome!!

and could anyone comment on why it is sometimes capitalized in the middle of a sentence?


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Seitzfleisch for baby pictures is really good.


Hope to see you often LadyReader.

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Possibly because German nouns are always capitalized
and it is just copied that way??? Just a suggestion.


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LukeJavan8 #197792 02/28/11 10:25 PM
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No, because tsuwm wants to show off he can write it both ways.

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I'm shakin' it here, boss!

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