I came across this wonderful German word yesterday, and its even more wonderful meaning. It's pronounced - if my long-distant German lessons serve me right - Bark fie fen gay zicked. (Please note, this is extremely approximate!)
English speakers have no word for
a face that badly needs a punch.
The German compound word is
Which could easily seem to mean
a face like a smelly drain
Though transliterally it’s close to
a back-pipe face, which isn’t
on the face of it, the word looks like
Bagpipes make me sick¸ though
since I have a friend who’s learning
To play the bagpipes, using
In a pretended translation
seems likely to bring me to a
Place where I might well havea face that badly needs a punch.