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Words that I haven't used in a while and sort of miss [Aug. 15th, 2007|08:28 am]
terribleturnip
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Kummerspeck: the weight you gain from overeating due to emotional stress or trauma. A German word that translates literally as "grief bacon".

Ah, those Germans! And can you think of a country that would be more appropriate place, culinarily speaking, to put on said kummerspeck?

When you're depressed and want to console yourself with food, let's face it, tapas, ratatouille or haggis just don't fit the bill.

Noodles, potatoes, butter, bacon and sausage....oooooh, I feel better already.

(Anyone close enough to where Fetch works to run over and mop up that big puddle of drool?)
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2007-08-15 01:16 pm (UTC)
(Anyone close enough to where Fetch works to run over and mop up that big puddle of drool?)

***too late********I'm feeling the need to get in touch with my inner kummerspeck..mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2007-08-15 01:24 pm (UTC)
I'll buy.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2007-08-15 01:39 pm (UTC)
You said, "speck."
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2007-08-15 04:09 pm (UTC)
Grief Bacon. That's pretty awesome.

Is there a word in German for the opposite effect? I lost 10 pounds after I ended my first marriage.
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[User Picture]From: thatliardiego
2007-08-15 08:46 pm (UTC)
"Shitforjoyen?"
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2007-08-15 09:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, whoops. I didn't mean the polar opposite. I meant losing weight because of trauma, not because of good things. I call it The Divorce Diet or The Drama Diet. (Of course, the weight comes back when life evens out again.)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2007-08-16 01:13 pm (UTC)
You could go with Kummerverhungern (grief starvation) or the slightly more poignant Kummerabfuhrmittel (grief laxative).....
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From: pyrateatlarge
2007-08-15 05:42 pm (UTC)
Grief Bacon. . . aren't they a band with their own MySpace™ page?

If you can't get enough bacon, let me suggest:



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