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die Schuld in die Schuhe schieben

1.
pass the blame to someone
("shove blame into the shoes")
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Word of the Day - "die Schuld"

A fun look at the meaning of "die Schuld" and its family, a nice theory why Germans don’t like having debt and a super surprising connection to English. #OMG

Vocab:

die Schuld, schuldig, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, Schulden


Word of the Day - "schieben"

A fun look at the meaning of "schieben" and what delaying has to do with a drawer and deportations.

Vocab:

schieben, abschieben, aufschieben, der Schub, die Schublade, verschieben


Word Family

Root: *skeu-

The core idea of this root was:

shoving, pushing

It’s the origin of shove and shuffle (which was a “quick, repeated shoving”) and also shy, which is based on a sense of “being scared/pushed away”.

According to the German etymological source that I am using (dwds.de), the words to shoot and schießen also belong to this family, which would make sense, as they are in a way a very quick shoving.
Don’t think of a gun – think of an old hunter gatherer propelling a spear.
By the same token, to scoot would then also be related.

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