Justin Bieber doesn't know what the word 'German' means, claims Americans 'don't say that word'
Justin Bieber doesn't know what the word "German" means. Literally. No idea. One might try to chalk it up to the interviewer's accent but the guy even shows The Biebster the word written in English on his cue card. And then to the dismay of grammarians ...
Whistling Pigs: German Adventures with Google Translate
The underlying assumption of Google Translate is that any new text requiring translation contains phrases and word ... most German pigs do not have a habit of whistling. The Google Translate choice of “rocker” probably refers to the English expression ...
My favorite German word
Schnurrbart. It means “mustache.” According to my German teacher, it actually translates into something like “cat beard.” How fantastic is that? (I learned it because one of my professors has a rad schnurrbart).
A Joyful & Malicious History Of 'Schadenfreude'
As we’ll see, while schadenfreude's use in English texts begins in the mid-1800s, it only started making regular appearances in the past three decades. (As I type, Microsoft Word does ... German. My favorite, “Vergangenheitsbewältigung,” means ...
The biggest vocabulary?
English is certainly rich in vocabulary, but this claim is nearly always made by enthusiastic lovers of English who don't really know how the many varieties of language beyond ... Turkish and German's flexible word-coinage. If we do that, we have to ...