Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2017

Alphabet Club Catch Up - K

Another week, another try to catch up with this SAL! Let's start with some stitching - here are some kitties, or 'Kätzchen' in German.


'K' is a somewhat easier letter for me since I consider it a very 'German' letter - in the sense that many words that start with a 'C' in other European languages, like English, French or Spanish, will start with a 'K' in German (unless they start with a 'Ch', we do keep that!). Examples for this are 'Katze' (cat), 'Kaffee' (coffee), 'Kerze' (candle) and 'Kakao' (cocoa). The word I'm choosing for today's post, however, doesn't fall into this 'Kategorie' (you can guess that one!) and is instead another one from my list of 'instranslatable' words, and it is 'Kummerspeck' - literally, 'Sadness Bacon'. 'Kummer' in German means 'sadness, sorrow, or grief', for example, when you are lovesick, you have 'Liebeskummer'. 'Speck' means 'bacon', but is also used (affectionately, in most cases) if someone put on a little weight. So if you are sad or heartbroken and grieving, and find comfort in food and it starts showing, you got 'Kummerspeck'. If only it went away as quickly as it came when the Kummer is over!

Kommentare:

Mii Stitch hat gesagt…

Love the kittens and very interesting post!
I must be kummerfood full stop! :)

Linda hat gesagt…

Interesting word Leonore. Love the kittens.

Linda

Katie hat gesagt…

Beautiful kitties. Thanks for sharing the interesting K post.

Nancy Peterson hat gesagt…

Adorable kittens, and as I am one of those weird people that don't like bacon does that mean I'm immune to Kummerspeck?

Pamela hat gesagt…

Cute kitties and interesting language lesson!

Brigitte hat gesagt…

Kummerspeck, was für eine Idee, lach.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname hat gesagt…

Kute Kitties and a krazy new word! Is there a Happiness Speck? I call my little son the Chubby Cherub sometimes, even though he's not really chubby anymore. He got taller and slimmer somewhere along the way!

Astrids dragon hat gesagt…

Oh, the kittens are adorable!
Don't forget, Küsse, everyone needs a kiss now and then!

FlashinScissors hat gesagt…

Such pretty Kuddly Kittens!
Thank you for he language lesson! I really love learning new things ..... it's one of the wonderful things that make blogging such fun!
Barbara x

Heather hat gesagt…

Lol great word! Definitely explains my habits when I'm sad! Although mine usually involve large amounts of alcohol as well but that adds the pounds too ;)