German Word of the Week: Reanimieren

Here’s a headline from Austria about an accident during a youth outing. A boat capsized, and two girls were rescued from drowning and resuscitated:


The German word for resuscitation is “reanimate”. Which makes me think two things:

1. That’s a lot less fussy and pretentious than “resuscitate”.

2. H.P. Lovecraft would approve.

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One thought on “German Word of the Week: Reanimieren

  1. Don Gato, he knew how it’s done (in the last verse):

    As the funeral passed the market square,
    Such a smell of fish was in the air.
    Though the burial was slated,
    Meow, meow, meow
    He became re-animated,
    Meow, meow, meow
    He came back to life, Don Gato.


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