2004.08.05

Ohrwurm redux

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A friend writes:

Ohrwurm” may become the German word of the year! “Kulturbeutel” and “Eisenbahnknoten” are some of the other contenders proposed by the Deutsche Sprachrat.

Further digging reveals the real story to be a search for the German language’s most beautiful word, sponsored by the Sprachrat. My personal favorite word auf Deutsch has always been “Augenblick,” which doesn’t seem to have made it to the finalists’ circle at all… but then, these are the people keeping David Hasselhoff’s musical career alive, so I’m not sure they occupy any kind of real aesthetic high ground.


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