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Nachrichts - after (one's) rights? from the Nachrichtendienst My OH says Nachright is a piece of news - hmmm, my interpretation fits better in this case.
Ethymologically, "Nachricht" stems from "mitteilung zum danachrichten" (message or notification you are to obey, follow). Apparently "danachrichten" got transformed into "Nachricht" later on.
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Re: Favourite German words

My all time favourites:


hell - bright

damit - therewith

womit - wherewith

hören - to hear

Bubi (/booby/) - young boy

dick - chubby, thick

Fach - subject, cubby hole

Fächer - subjects, cubby holes

aß (/ahss/) - ate

Aas (/ahss/) - carrion (rotting carcass)

Abfahrt - departure

Autofahrt - car ride

Bootsfahrt - boat ride

Butterfahrt - trip to buy duty-free merchandise

Busfahrt - bus ride

Extrafahrt - additional ride

Fahrtenmesser - travelling knife

Fahrtroute - travel route

Fahrtwind - airstream, air turbulence

Familienfahrt - family trip

Gratisfahrt - free trip

Kaffeefahrt - cheap bus trip combined with a sales pitch

Kamerafahrt - tracking shot

Klassenfahrt - field trip

Lustfahrt - pleasure cruise

Radfahrt - bike trip

Seefahrt - navigation

Sternfahrt - car rally

Tagfahrt - day trip

Taxifahrt - taxi ride

Testfahrt - test drive

Trampfahrt - sea cargo hauling to multiple ports
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Ethymologically, "Nachricht" stems from "mitteilung zum danachrichten" (message or notification you are to obey, follow). Apparently "danachrichten" got transformed into "Nachricht" later on.
Yeah, one of my first jabs at a linguistic joke - "richt" and "recht". Obviously, with some it will be like (insert jpg here somehow) which is fine; I still find it funny, especially with today's news about eavesdropping indiscriminately on everybody.
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Re: Favourite German words

Brustwarze.

Like they're not meant to be there or you should get them removed.
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