Childhood immunizations are on the radar screen in Germany, thanks to a recent case in which a 14-year-old died of a brain inflammation pursuant to a childhood measles infection. I can't find any numbers spontaneously, but apparently a growing number of woo-influenced German parents are forgoing childhood immunizations. Some are calling for immunizations to be mandatory.
Which brings me to one of my favorite German words: compulsory immunization, or Impfpflicht (from Impf = root of 'impfen', 'to immunize' + Pflicht = duty). Believe it or not, every one of those consonants is pronounced, usually amid a gentle shower of aerosolized saliva. Six consonants in a row is unusual even by German standards.
There is, however, one widely-accepted English word which also has six consonants in a row. Answer after the jump.
*Girthstrap. Something horses wear, apparently.