Zeitgeist …via 10 little detours ….by Britta Benson
I do take things literally. Especially, when it comes to lovely compound nouns. Regular readers may remember my Eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher post a few weeks ago, aka: ‘Clack!’. (https://brittasblog422041504.wordpress.com/2022/06/07/eierschalensollbruchstellenverursacher/) So when I read Reena’s new prompt, ‘Zeitgeist’, (https://reinventionsreena.wordpress.com/2022/06/30/reenas-xploration-challenge-237/) my imagination did, what she likes to do… a runner. A little jig. Make that an Orcadian Strip the Willow and of course, my imagination took my only loosely anchored linguist’s soul for a spin and a half.
Being a German citizen of the world comes with a lot of caveats, the need for extensive explanation, and is often better kept in the deepest darkest depths of ‘I’d rather not say’.
Zeitgeist, the spirit or mood of the age, era, of a period in history… What a great German word. There are quite a number of German words in the English language.
Here are my top…
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