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German language experts thank English for gifting it ‘shitstorm’

SHITSTORM. That was the English language’s most vital contribution to the German language in 2011.

Michael Mann, a judge sitting on the Anglicism of the Year panel, explains:

“This new kind of protest is clearly different in kind and degree from what could be expected in the past in response to a statement or action. Shitstorm fills a gap in the German vocabulary that has become apparent through changes in the culture of public debate.” 

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Posted: 18th, February 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment