Wednesday, September 05, 2012

word of the day: echt

The word of the day is echt:

German, real, true, genuine.
Authentic, genuine, typical. (OED)

"Still, “The Juniper Tree,” which Tatar herself describes as “probably the most shocking of all fairy tales,” is not placed among the “Tales for Adults,” presumably because it is too characteristic, too echt Grimm, to be cordoned off in a special section."

 - Joan Acocella, "Once Upon a Time: The lure of the fairy tale", The New Yorker 23 July 2012

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