Very clever piece by Ben Schott in Sunday’s New York Times about “the German language’s ability to express the inexpressible” by jamming words together like aluminum-foil balls.
But Schott missed one.
New Scientist says ‘Schlimmbesserung’ is a German word for an
improvement that makes things worse.
That would be an example of the hardworking staff’s Fingerspitzentanz (Tiny triumphs of nimble-fingered dexterity).
Your Fingernageltafelquietschen (The visceral hatred of certain noises) goes here.