On a Viennese park sign, I saw the word “BesucherInnen”. Is this a short form for Besucherinnen und Besucher? Can this contraction be used generally, i.e., -----Innen covers both genders? It ...
Would answering "Jawohl" to an order or request be associated with Nazi Germany? What about "Jawohl, mein Kommandant"? Can it be used (jokingly) without people finding it tasteless?
In German, a noun always has its own gender. However, there is a case I don't know. Suppose that there is a class with many students, both males and females, and then when I want to refer to all ...
In a setting where it is important to minimise social offense, which words can be used to denote mentally retarded individuals?
german female version of Stelzbock someone told me would be Flittchen - Hussy (eng). Is there an appropriate translation? Imo, Macho and Gigolo doesn't match , to less animal-like and more a ...
Bis vor ein paar Jahren kannte ich den Begriff "Gutmensch" nicht. Ich wurde damals aufgeklärt, dass in der Rechten Szene dieses Wort als Beschimpfung für deren Widersacher verwendet wird. Seit diesem ...
Much associated with Hitler and the Nazis has become taboo or gauche in the English-speaking West as a result of the terrible tragedies of the Second World War; one can point to many things, from ...