Word of the Week: faule Socke
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Do you have to tell your spouse to clean the dishes a million times before they do it? Or maybe they don't help you at all. If that's the case, you may be living with a faule Socke - a "lazy sock".
The term faule Socke is one that may make you giggle. But if you are living with a so-called "lazy sock", you might not find it so funny. As the name implies, a faule Socke is essentially a very lazy person - someone who is about as useless as a single sock.
Enlarge image (© www.colourbox.com) Sometimes, the term is used to describe someone who does absolutely no household chores. In other instances, a faule Socke is someone who has no drive or ambition, career-wise. In severe cases, a faule Socke is someone who does nothing useful at all and simply spends his or her days on the couch, without a job or any drive to change their status quo.
But even if someone refuses to help you with a single chore, feel free to call them a faule Socke. Maybe this will prompt that person to make themselves useful.
Enlarge image (© www.colourbox.com) By Nicole Glass, Editor of The Week in Germany