1. Here is a list of very specific German malaises that have no real English equivalent. My favorite?
Putzen means “to clean” and Fimmel is a mania or obsession. Putzfimmel is an obsession with cleaning. It is not unheard of outside of Germany, but elsewhere it is less culturally embedded and less fun to say.
2. If you watched the latest Peter Jackson Hobbit trilogy against your better judgment and then thought, “Yep, about what I expected,” you may be interested in this fan cut of the three movies into just one, of a normal length, that actually follows the plot of the book.
3. And finally: (Via)