Shitstorm Voted Top English Contribution to the German Language in 2011

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The Anglicism of the Year contest is organized by the University of Hamburg linguist Anatol Stefanowitsch to recognize English’s contribution every year to the German language, and this years winner was “Shitstorm”.  This word was widely used by Germans in reference to the messy financial crisis in Greece and the Defence Minister …

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