German Group Upset By Dictionary’s Word
BERLIN, Jan. 16 (UPI) — A German dictionary maker drew heat from a group dedicated to preserving the language by picking an English-derived word as the “Youth Word of the Year.”
The Verein Deutsche Sprache, which is dedicated to preserving the purity of the German language, criticized dictionary-maker Langenscheidt for choosing “swag,” an English-derived word meaning an “enviable, casual-cool appeal” and a “charismatic positive aura,” as its “Youth Word of the Year,” The Local reported Monday.
The group said the dictionary’s choice is contributing to the language being diluted by foreign influence.
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