today’s random Gedanken!

1. visualise an apple…. what colour is it?
my archetypal apple is green, yet i suspect the more common consensus is on red, with the snow white red/green option being a very small minority (of dwarves??)
this [i]Gedankenexperiment[/i] works less well with oranges.

2. German provides some great technical terms & precise words for subtle concepts like [i]angst, schadenfreude, zeitgeist, Doppelg‰nger, Gestalt, Weltanschauung, Bildungsroman [/i]

today i learnt of ‘[i]Witzelsucht[/i]’ – “a pathological compulsion to make jokes”

& then while checking my spelling another

‘[i]Gem¸tlichkeit[/i]’ – “an atmosphere of cozy comfort, warm cordiality”

Wunderbar!

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Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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