Posts Tagged ‘Farfegnugen’

Germans Drop Longest Word, Farfegnugen Fans Breath Sigh of Relief

June 3, 2013

Germany’s longest word –
Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz – a 63-letter long title of a law regulating the testing of beef, has officially ceased to exist. The word – which refers to the “law for the delegation of monitoring beef labelling”, has been repealed by a regional parliament after the EU lifted a recommendation to carry out BSE tests on healthy cattle.

The law was considered a legitimate word by linguists because it appears in official texts, but it never actually appeared in the dictionaries, because compilers of the standard German dictionary Duden judge words for inclusion based on their frequency of use. The longest word with a dictionary entry, according to Duden is at 36 letters, Kraftfahrzeug-Haftpflichtversicherung, motor vehicle liability insurance.

Fans of Farfegnugen, due to poor safety standards,  feared no leg to stand on..



Eye View Trends New Economy And New Eco- Friendly Minimalist House Brings Back Farfegnugen

December 21, 2012

Tiny House, Big Freedom

Ella Jenkins, 24, a California-based Celtic harpist has been living in a space about the size of a shipping container since October—and loving every minute of it. She built her own 130-square-foot house with the help of a kit and her stepfather, and is now part of a growing trend of people who reside in “tiny houses,” miniature abodes that are modestly priced, eco-friendly and minimalistic. . “Moving into the house was actually a relief because I could only take what I could fit,” she explains. “It feels freeing to have only what I really need around me.” Jenkins recaptures farfegnugen.