Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For the love of words...


dop·pel·gäng·er   [dop-uhl-gang-er; Ger. daw-puhl-geng-er]

noun

a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.

Also, Doppelgänger .

Also called doubleganger.

Origin:
1850–55;  < German:  literally, double-walker

My son just announced that he's looking for his. According to him, everyone should have one.

Have you found yours?

9 comments:

  1. that sounds like a quest and the beginning of a new book! go for it!

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  2. Haven't found mine, tho a lot of people say I remind them of someone they know...so there must be SOMEONE out there that looks like me. Or maybe I look like them, LOL!

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  3. I love the word doppelganger, but I didn't know it was that old. You just gave me a glimmer of an idea ...

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  4. That's a great word! And amusing that your son is looking for his. Let us know if he has any luck. :)

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  5. Yikes! No, I haven't found mine and I'm glad I haven't. Just a little creeped out now. :) I will not be searching for the ghostly me. I think one of me is plenty for this world. But it is a fun word to say.
    Good luck to you son. Hope he finds his.

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  6. I've never seen my doppelganger, in fact I'm not sure I have one. People are always saying they're glad I'm unique, though I'm not sure they're being nice.

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  7. Ha!

    I'm going to journal his journey of finding one. LOL.

    Thanks for the comments. =)

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  8. Like many others, I have been told I remind them of someone else. However, my neighbour says she saw hers and she has the same name! When she was living in Thunder Bay, Ontario, she went into the grocery store to pick up her order of meat. The butcher said she had already picked it up. Friends and acquaintances often accused her of being in the bar when she was home taking care of her kids while her hubby was working on the pipeline. Then one day she and her hubby were sitting by the window of a restaurant and she saw her doppelganger walk by! Freaky!

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