Sunday, 2 January 2011

Etymology of Kitsch (O. F. Best)

Three quick notes:

- Kitsch is a synonym of Kolportage (cheap sensationalism / trash, rubbish / peddling).
- Ketschen / schleppen / schleifen : to draw, to tow.
- Kitschen is used as the verbs verpassen and verschwenden (to fritter away / to waste), but also means "to negotiate on a small scale and to sell in an artful way.

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