Top Ten Pseudo-Anglicisms in the German Language


The Top Ten

1 Handy Handy

Cell phone, mobile phone. - Martin_Canine

2 S***storm S***storm

A sudden negative and hateful reaction after a controversial video/statement/interview/song/...

A rather new word that was created in the early times of the viral videos. But in the meantime it would also be used for the public reaction to the newest Trump interview. - Martin_Canine

3 Oldtimer Oldtimer

An old car. - Martin_Canine

4 Barkeeper Barkeeper

Bartender. - Martin_Canine

5 Smoking Smoking

Tuxedo. - Martin_Canine

6 Casting Show Casting Show

Talent search shows like American Idol or The Voice. - Martin_Canine

On the picture is Beatrice Egli who won "Deutschland sucht den Superstar". She's one of the very few winners who had more than one hit. - Martin_Canine

7 Showmaster Showmaster

A T.V. show host. - Martin_Canine

On the picture is G√ľnther Jauch, the host of "Wer wird Million√§r? ". - Martin_Canine

8 Cutter Cutter

Film editor. - Martin_Canine

9 Flipper Flipper

Pinball. - Martin_Canine

10 Slip Slip

A certain type of female underpants. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Shooting Star Shooting Star

On the picture is Sarah Connor, who debut album "Green Eyed Soul" was certified triple gold and sparked the number one hit "From Sarah With Love". In the meantime, she's a big superstar, but back in 2001, she was the definition of a "shooting star". - Martin_Canine

Very successful newcomer. - Martin_Canine

12 Fitnessstudio Fitnessstudio

Gym. - Martin_Canine

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