So the first word I want to share is Explanation poverty. This is what happens when someone demands an explanation, and you drill through the cavernous recesses of your mind and come up with – nothing.
It is the one thing that unites cheating marrieds and singles alike with school children who forgot to do their homework, and politicians, pretty much all the time.
Eons ago, when I was a school girl myself, I occasionally found myself in an situation
The second word that I’d like to see English welcome is the German Extrawunsch, which describes a person who slows things down by being extra fussy, leading to simple tasks and activities being unnecessarily delayed and complicated.
Weddings typically draw the Extrawunsch populace out. They want extra pampering, and nothing is good enough for them. Often they threaten to over-shadow the bridal couple. It is only the demands of hospitality that prevent the host from throttling the pesky Extrawunsch.
Ever met an Extrawunsch?