Memories of Matt
Matthew McNulty- this reminded me so much of you, I couldn't resist. ;-) And such a cool word!
The Word of the Day for March 8 is:
katzenjammer \KAT-sun-jam-er\ (noun)
*1 : hangover
2 : distress
3 : a discordant clamor
The party left Jamie with a heavy-duty katzenjammer and
some hazy memories.
Did you know?
Have you ever heard a cat wailing and felt that you could
relate? Apparently some German speakers once did. "Katzenjammer"
comes from the German "Katze" (meaning "cat") and "Jammer"
(meaning "distress" or "lamentation"). The word literally means
"wailing of cats," but it is used for a hangover or a depressed
feeling. English speakers borrowed the word in the 19th century,
and eventually applied it to commotion as well. The word isn't
as popular in English today as it was around the mid-20th
century, but it's well-known to many because of the
"Katzenjammer Kids," a long-running comic strip featuring the
incorrigibly mischievous twins Hans and Fritz.
*Indicates the sense illustrated in the example sentence.
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