Thanks, Pro--when I feel a bit discouraged, I just start hanging out in the archives. Yesterday I was reading tappen and almost choked with laughter. I know I'm a newcomer, but I've come to think of you all as old friends.
Thanks, C_B. I missed you, too. And Wordie. But I never really got used to Wordnik, I guess, like having to check both capitalized and uncapitalized versions of words. But as a German noun, this one properly needs its capital, I think.