At my workplace, everyone communicates in English. Even the few German speakers and those who understand German really well speak English with each other. Most of the blogs and other media I read are English too. And as you very likely have noticed, I also blog exclusively in English nowadays - mainly because I am just too lazy to translate everything, and since I spend most of my day "thinking" in English, when I want to write something down it usually comes to my mind in English first as well.
But once in a while I come across a situation where I would really like to say something, and I realize that I just can't express it. I appreciate the English language for its variety of beautiful and flowery words and how long and elaborate sentences sound much more fluid than in German. For example, I find romantic vocabulary in German horrendous, it sounds contrived at best and just corny at worst. In English however, I can even appreciate romantic poetry - which is also one of the reasons why I prefer music with English lyrics over German ones anytime, even if the song itself is something I could in principle like.
But some German words just have no proper equivalent in the English language. And Austrian German again is a little bit different from "German" German, so again, we have some more words that have no proper German equivalent at all!
I know that some of my readers don't know any German, so perhaps you will find this entertaining. I will leave out all the hilarious swearwords that we (especially in Austria) throw around for now, mainly because I don't use them so I don't miss them a lot, but perhaps I will do a separate entry where I will introduce you to the wonderful world of German swearing?
So, anyway, here is my list of five words that I would sometimes desperately need when communicating in English, therefore I pledge for their incorporation into the English language!