The best sentence I read yesterday (previous post retraction edition)

Herr Andrew Hammel believes that German can be a happy language too:

I have tried smiling while saying umlauted vowels, and it seems to work just fine, it’s only a little tricky with the ‘ü’, since you’ve got to tighten your cheek muscles a bit to really get it right.

Hammel’s blog is frequently interesting, here is a good post on German compound nouns.