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German[y's] Anglicism of the Year: Shitstorm

Thanks to a tweet from akustyk, I just learned this year's Anglicism of the Year. 'Occupy' came in second to … shitstorm. Nice choice.Here's their word cloud (German Wörterwolke, maybe a candidate for next year if they include loan translations?) The German story is here, and TheLocal.de has an English version here.
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9 Foreign Words We Really Need to Start Using

News / International Affairs : World from Newser (3 years ago)

The German language is officially richer, thanks to its adoption of the English word "shitstorm." Now that we've given, it's time to take: Cracked argues that the English language is in desperate need of these nine foreign words, fo... Read Post

Das Wort "Shitstorm" hat nun einen Platz im Duden

Academics / Linguistics : Language Log (last year)

So says Die Welt. But this Teutonic  lexicographical event has gotten an unusual amount of  press coverage in other languages: "English profanity earns place in standard German dictionary", Reuters; "English rude word enters German ... Read Post

A Linguistic Shitstorm

Politics : The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan (last year)

by Tracy R. Walsh Anglicisms play a big role in modern German: The liberal salting of English words into German sentences is called “Denglisch” (Deutsch and Englisch), and it tends to annoy traditionalists. … What Brits call a mobil... Read Post


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