Rumpelwunderkammerspiel

Rumpelkammer + Wunderkammer + Kammerspiel

Junk room + cabinet of wonders + a chamber play, an intimate drama set in a small space.

From the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung’s reviews of Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence novel and of the Museum of Innocence they created in Istanbul’s Çukurcuma neighborhood. It was just declared Europe’s museum of the year.

(ROOM pell VOON da CALM ah SHPEEL.)

Unübersetzbare geschlechtsbezogene englische Euphemismen

“Untranslatable gender-based English euphemisms” that have to be explained or described because no equivalent was coined in German at the time.

“Violated” is one. You can say “raped” but I still don’t know how to say “violated” in German. Another is the Indian concept of “eve teasing,” public-space harrassment or molestation of women for being women.

(Oon über ZETS bar ah   geh SHLECHH ts bet soh gen ah   ENG lish ah   OY fem miz men.)

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