22 March 2006

Words, beautiful words

Sometimes I think I should have been a linguist. Today I was listening to the German news and heard that ETA, the Basque separatist group, will declare a cease fire. (More on the story here.) The German word for cease fire is Waffenruhe. Waffen means weapons and Ruhe means quiet. OK, it means the virtually the same thing as cease fire but I find it so much more expressive.

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