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Danke schoen

Have I mentioned that I’m part German?

Yep.  And I’ve never been more proud of the fact than today.

A group of German linguists has chosen ‘shitstorm’ as the “Anglicism of the Year.”

Shitstorm…defined as “a public outcry, primarily on the Internet.”  The jury who made the declaration said shitstorm fills a gap in modern German vocabulary.

This pleases me on many levels.

I always think of the Germans as being so practical-minded.  And sure, they may have added this word to ‘fill a gap.’  But it’s a poop word!  I love that.

It also makes some of the words that we silly Americans have added to our dictionary of late seem a little less, well…silly.  Word like turducken. Bromance. Defriend. LBD.

Tramp stamp.

Yep.  That’s a shitstorm of language going on there.