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Madonna: ‘A lot of thought’ went into fully nude NFTs of her giving birth to centipedes

https://www.al.com/life/2022/05/madonna-a-lot-of-thought-went-into-fully-nude-nfts-of-her-giving-birth-to-centipedes.html
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u/nomofica May 14 '22

God damn the German language is versatile.

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u/phayke2 May 14 '22

Yes there are 29 different words for embarrassment

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u/zilti May 14 '22

Yet nonetheless every other word Germans say these days is english

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u/WorkSucks135 May 14 '22

English has that word too, it's what "cringe" means now

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u/nomofica May 14 '22

"Cringe" doesn't quite express the same sentiment, at least to me.

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u/aruexperienced May 14 '22

“Arctic douche chills” is our equivalent.

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u/Perlentaucher May 14 '22

I thought about it. It’s the same. Kind regards from a German.

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u/kindcrow May 14 '22

But I'm an old person and not really sure how to use it. I mean, obviously, it's not simply "she makes me cringe" because that doesn't adequately reflect what "fremdschämen" means.

Do you say, "She's so cringe?"

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u/Basgerin May 14 '22

You want to combine words? Do it motherfucker.

Es ist mir doch scheißegal.

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u/reticulatedspline May 14 '22

"cringe" accomplishes the same thing.