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What does "Zeitgeist" mean? Answered

The title really says it all... what's so special about these things labeled "Zeitgeist"?

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xACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

I know what you meant.

What I'm Pretty Sure it is, is the latest commented on things. :-/

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xACIDITYx

10 years ago

Well, Wikipedia says...
Zeitgeist (pronounced [ˈt͡saɪtgaɪst] (help·info)) is originally a German expression that means "the spirit of the age", literally translated as time (Zeit), spirit (Geist) (Geist)". In some countries it has a different meaning; e.g. in the Netherlands Zeitgeist literally refers to; the mind of the time(tijdsgeest), and mind is understood as the mental spirit (state of mind). The word zeitgeist describes the intellectual and cultural climate of an era. In German, the word has more layers of meaning than the English translation, including the fact that Zeitgeist can only be observed for past events.
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ll.13xACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

it needs wrapping. ;) basically, what's hot, the most commented on, in that day.

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yourcatll.13

Reply 10 years ago

"The Spirit of The Age"... Doesn't quite match, but I'm starting to get the idea. Thanks! :)

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xACIDITYxll.13

Reply 10 years ago

Oh, yeah. Monospacing doesn't wrap. Blast!

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yourcatxACIDITYx

Reply 10 years ago

I mean here on instructables (like towards the bottom of the main page?)... sorry, I suppose I could have been a little more clear about that.