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German Of The Day: Verliererin

That means loser. In feminine form.

A German federal court has rejected a customer’s demand for her bank to include the feminine form of words such as “account holder” on official forms. 62 more words


Freak Out!

No, not the Frank Zappa record. If you’ve ever wondered why folks on the left freak out the way they do you really out to… 138 more words


German Of The Day: Gruselkabinett

That means chamber of horrors – although cabinet of horrors is also possible here and is definitely more appropriate in this case.

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) on Friday officially unveiled the six members bestowed with a ministerial post in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new coalition government. 44 more words


We'll Miss You

Not. And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has been informed that his services will no longer be needed in the next awful German coalition government. 130 more words



Where’s the enthusiasm? That’s what Spiegel Online asks regarding Germany’s next coming grand coalition government.

I know that’s not a serious question but how could there possibly be any enthusiasm for the forming of a government that the electorate expressly voted out of office just a few months previously? 86 more words


"Merkel Says That's Wrong"

Wrong, that a German food bank charity has barred migrants who she let into the country from receiving free food.

But it’s not wrong that these same migrants – who are already provided for by the German state – have managed to create “an increasingly aggressive atmosphere that scared locals” at the place in question? 143 more words


Vegan Meat?

Is that like… Clearly confused? Passive aggressive? Least favorite? Pretty ugly?

Only oxymorons at Berlin’s Green Week talk that way. No open secret.

International Green Week has been running in Berlin since 1926, showcasing innovation in food and agriculture industries to 400,000 visitors a year. 72 more words