W. Morgan (Member
Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India, March 26, 2008
for that nice word, Mike.
There is a similar word in German, although it doesn’t sound as fun: umwerfend.
The verb umwerfen means ‘to knock over’, based on the verb werfen ‘to throw. Umwerfend is the present participial form that can be used as an adjective
(like English ‘-ing’) or as an adverb
(like English ‘-ingly’). For instance, eine umwerfende Schönheit is something like ‘a stunning beauty’ or ‘a knock-dead beauty’.
Reinhard “Ron” F.
Hahn (Member of Lowlands-L)
Seattle, Washington, USA, March 29, 2008