Every language has constraints that help make it comprehensible. If this sentence were in a different order, might you trouble have it understanding (you might have trouble understanding it). But in German, any speaker can put two unrelated words next to each other and create a novel compound word, so you don't have to be Shakespeare or Lewis Carroll to create new compounds. As a result, some German words have arisen for very specific ideas, words that English simply couldn't pass up. We hope you enjoy this list of some of our most useful German imports.