Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Sitzfleish

What do work, school, church, and family holiday dinners all require?

Sitzfleisch [SITZ-flysh]
- One’s fundament.
- The ability to sit through something that is tedious or dull.
- The stamina needed to endure or persist in a task.
- Endurance or to perseverance in an activity; staying power; persistence.

German “Sitzfleisch” from “sitzen” (to sit) + “Fleisch” (flesh).

Used in a sentence:
“I’m afraid I lack the sitzfleisch needed to sit through another stanza of that bloviating bavian’s so-called poetry.”
“If I have to sit through another stanza of that bloviating bavian’s so-called poetry, I swear I’m going to shove my chukka boot up his sitzfleisch!”
Our Grandiloquent Word of the Day 2020 Wall Calendar features hundreds of holidays to celebrate all year long! Look for the link in our comments (or the Shop Now button at the top of our Facebook page) to order one for home AND office! And maybe treat your word-loving friends and family too!

Tags: german, noun, s, wordsmith: med_cat

  • Sunday Word: Merrythought

    merrythought [ mer-ee-thawt] noun: (British English) the wishbone or furcula of a fowl, the forked bone between the neck and breast of a…

  • Tuesday word: Solace

    Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021 Solace (noun, verb) sol·ace [sol-is] noun Also called sol·ace·ment. 1. comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble;…

  • Sunday Word: Saltings

    saltings [ sawlt-ings] noun: (British English) areas of low ground regularly inundated with salt water, often taken to include their…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded