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.
As we learned earlier this year, The Wachowskis are teaming up with German filmmaker Tom Tykwer to direct adaptation of David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas. We've known for a while that the cast might include Natalie Portman, Halle B... Read Post
Luca Toni has evidently not learned much German in the eight months since he moved over the Alps a few hundred kilometres north of native Italy to the Bavarian capital of Munich. With plenty of translators at his service and a wi... Read Post
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