I contributed to the Anglicism of the Year
award nominations. It is the
second edition, the first was rather confidential but still got
mentionned by the English-speaking press (e.g. by The
The jury is once again chaired by Anatol
Stefanowitsch, a professor in
linguistics at Hamburg University. The selection of the final nominees
will be relayed by a few German bloggers specialized in linguistics.
I made it to the first nominees, but there was no selection so far, this phase goes till January 7th. News can be found on the official blog.
My suggestions are :
- das Handyticketsystem
- der Occupist, die Occupisten
- die Post-Privacy
To my opinion, the latter two have the good chances to advance to the final stage. Among the other nominees I like die Fazialpalmierung (facepalm) and die Liquid Democracy. But there are not that many interesting ones, that may be a reason why the deadline was postponed by a week.
I will keep this post up to date.
- Two posts made it to the extended selection : Occupist and Post-Privacy.
- A comment on the word ‘Occupy’.
- A comment on the word ‘Post-Privacy’.
- The anglicism of the year is ‘Shitstorm’.