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Please allow me to begin this explanation by telling you this is something I don't believe in.
Now that that's out of the way, this is a fun German word. That's right. You will now know a German word, if you don't already.
Literally translated it means "face that needs a fist."
So, a backpfeifengesicht (back-five-in-guh-seekt) is a face that needs slapped or punched, which is why I don't believe in it. I don't think anyone ever needs to be hit, but that doesn't mean I don't think about hitting. In that case, I just say to myself, "What a backpfeifengesicht!"
Providing they are not German or don't understand German, I am safe. If they do happen to overhear my whisper and understand what I've just said, I might wind up being the backpfeifengesicht!
I would call this a "oh-no!" in slo-mo!
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."