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For example:

Frü­her ein­mal fand ich Klas­sen­kampf end­geil­fett.

I suppose it is just a combination of endgeil meaning awesome (slang) and fett meaning awesome (slang), for superlative effect. Is there any more to it than that?

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Yeah, you're pretty much spot on. It really doesn't mean anything at all. – Cubic Jan 26 '14 at 2:01
@Cubic: What do you mean with "doesn't mean anything at all". y7sg is right, it is just a combination of two adjectives to emphasize the meaning. If something is "endgeilfett", it is more awesome than if it was just "endgeil" or "fett". – jarnbjo Jan 26 '14 at 2:08
Additionally, by using those two slang expressions in this combination, the author is making a stylistic choice. As he also expresses a change in his opinion, I believe he is making fun of his younger self for believing such preposterous things and using such cliché-ed language. – elena Jan 27 '14 at 14:38
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You are right. It's a composition of endgeil and fett, both of which mean awesome. The composition just increases the "awesomeness", but not in a superlative fashion. It can be even further increased by adding further adjectives meaning awesome to the composition


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I just came over this Topic and remembered of a poster from the german "Duden" (15 years ago I think) were it says:

geil -> affengeil -> oberaffengeil

to express the increase of the adjective

so if you want to express even more superlative then the normal just concatenate different words to express "awesomeness"


(but that's more childish slang)

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Now I understand what Bruce and Bongo said in their 80's hit "Geil" :-) – karoshi Apr 7 '14 at 14:10

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