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“The German term is Treppenwitz, which is probably a loan-translation of the French term, which, pace both contributors, is l'esprit de l'escalier, coined by Diderot in that form.”
“As for ‘Treppenwitz/Schlagfertigkeit’: The thought just arose.”
“Treppenwitz might not be the proper equivalent, Sean.”
“Hm, Stan, I wonder if ‘Treppenwitz’ is (still) the proper equivalent.”
“I only wish I had a better facility with words to properly frame the truly magnificent accomplishment of the Australian Light Horse at Beersheba in 1917, but while I don't, my friend Treppenwitz does.”
“Stringer which Treppenwitz quoted in a great post about the subject: The key to the battle were the Gaza-Beersheba fortifications.”
“I highly recommend the Treppenwitz story to this one:”
“Yet again Treppenwitz has written or borrowed the kind of story that warms hearts over...”
“Treppenwitz describes how we all feel special, but special people can make us feel special.”
“For Treppenwitz, awesome writing and poignant stories: David Bogner”
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Loanwords from German -- some established, some wet behind the ears -- that are difficult to spell, pronounce, or remember.
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