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”