‘Shitstorm’ voted as German’s best English loanword. What were the runner-ups?


The jury made up of linguists and language experts have voted in 2011's best English loanwords. No. 1 was "shitstorm" – which has been widely used  in reference to the euro debt crisis engulfing Greece, and the massive plagiarism scandal surrounding former Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, which forced him to step down.

Here are some of the runner-ups.

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