The TOF Spot: Germanobeastnaming

German, the Legoblock language, can construct new words from old. For example:

Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän

is a fine example, should you ever need a single word to designate the captain of a Danube steamship for a travel company. He (or she, we hasten to add) would be a Danubicsteamshiptravelcompanycaptain. Think how this would reduce the word count in your latest manuscript!

via The TOF Spot: Germanobeastnaming.

The animal names are great– can you guess what an “Oak Kitten” might possibly be?

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