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Word of the Day – “spitz”

Hello everyone,

and welcome to our German Word of the Day.
This time, with a quick look at the meaning of

spitz

 

Spitz is a pretty good representative for how German sounds, at least to foreign ears. Sure, it’s not as iconic as kratzen or Strumpf, but spitz does have this certain scratchy “roughness”. But not only that.
Spitz is also a great example for a word that really sounds like what it stands for. But okay… of course I know what it means, and that might well influence my associations. So let’s do a quick poll and see. What does the word spitz remind you of.

What does the word spitz make you think of

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I’m really curious what you guys say.
I picked needle and spitz is basically what makes a needle a needle.