(There are those who will tell you that “astrology is a language.” If you know much about languages, you know that sometimes one language will come up with a word or phrase for a unique concept that other languages haven’t caught onto — but maybe should have. In that spirit, we present this series.)
The Sign: Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The Word: Backpfeifengesicht (German)
Meaning: You know that smug dude who always looks like he’s smirking at you, whether he actually is or isn’t (but probably is)? That dude has Backpfeifengesicht — “a face that needs to be slapped).
NERVOUS ARIES PASSENGER: Whoa, is that guy who just cut us off trying to get us killed?
ANGRY ARIES DRIVER: I’m going to get close enough to write down his license plate number!
NERVOUS ARIES PASSENGER: Well, maybe it was just an honest mistake on his part, but — wait, look at his face!
ANGRY ARIES DRIVER: He’s got Backpfeifengesicht!
NERVOUS ARIES PASSENGER: Get him to pull over — I brought a baseball bat!
Matthew Currie is an astrologer, counselor and writer with over 20 years of experience and numerous appearances on television, radio and podcasts. He is the author of "Conquer The Universe With Astrology," (available on Amazon) and is available for private consultations. Send him an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Matthew likes hearing from you.
He also predicted that yes, you WOULD end up here reading this.