“to merkel” Top New German Youth Word 2015? Photo: CC0 Public Domain

“to merkel” Top New German Youth Word 2015?

By  Sunday, 1.11.2015, 20:23    General News

Young people in Germany voted “to merkel” (as in German Chancellor Merkel) to be the top new word with German youths in 2015. A jury will decide on whether the word will be named Top New German Youth Word 2015 and enter dictionaries.

The meaning of the new verb is described as: “do nothing, don’t make a decision, don’t say anything”. Other interesting new words in the poll are “rumoxidieren”, which is described as a synonym to “chilling”. The new suggested word for a selfie is “egoshoot”. We also like “Discopumper” for someone who is training hard to build muscles in order to look good in a club. Last year’s word of the year was the phrase “Läuft bei dir”, meaning something like “You’re the ...”

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Vilijam Zufic

Translator (German, Croatian, English), guide and unacknowledged blogging genius. Born and lives in Pula, Istria, Croatia. Educated in Germany, Croatia and the United States, economics graduate. Currently beginning to prepare to train for pulling himself up by his bootstraps. Married with children. Father of Croatia’s greatest football talent. Knows all there is to know about Istria, camping and bratwurst. At the verge of something big with the only German language blog on Istria Inistrien.de. No sense of humour. Here to meet like-minded people.

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