January 3, 2013 3:29 PM Subscribe
What is this non-English, possibly German word? Sounds like veetsul zooten, means emotional from an impending change.
posted by BusyBusyBusy to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My father says that while he was flying home from Tanzania, transiting through South Africa, he met a man who told him about a German (or Swedish, or Yiddish...) word meaning to be emotional about an impending change or period of transition. He says he recalls it being pronounced veet-suhl-zoot-ehn but as it has been years, he could be remembering it incorrectly.
My google-fu is failing me. Seeing as I am currently and frequently feeling this word, I would love to know what it is. Any guesses?