Tag Archives: German

Marketing FAIL: Du darfst

A couple of weeks ago I was stuck behind the TV when programming was interrupted by the usual barrage of messages from their sponsors. And suddenly, amongst all the noise, a female voice proudly proclaimed in her German accent, “Fuck the diet!” Continue reading

Posted in Language | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The bare necessities: Teddy vs. Bruno

Of hugely entertaining value to an english-speaker living in Germany is the recent insistence of locals on spicing up their vocabulary with modern English words and phrases — as if no equivalent or suitable German words were available! Advertising agencies and the media are particularly guilty of this malpractice. Continue reading

Posted in Language | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment