Non-standard, informal speech.

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Origin of the “dem Mann sein Hut” construct [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: In welchen Regionen ist die dem-sein Form gebräuchlich? Does anyone know the origin of the street slang construct in the form of "dem Mann sein Hut" in place of the ...
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Asking someone to be patient

When someone is being impatient, in English you could say "please be patient", "just a moment please" or even the slight slang of "hang on." What is the equivalent in German? I know you can say ...
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What is the difference in “umgangssprachlich”, “familiär”, “salopp”, and “derb”?

Duden lists word usage in several categories: umgangssprachlich salopp gehoben bildungssprachlich familiär Jargon derb The definitions on when a word is ...
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“Scheiße ist Bargeld”

I know the title is a bit rude, but that's exactly what my question is about. The title is what Google Translate recommends as the German equivalent of "shit is cash". I've often seen the expression ...
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How does “wegpissen” translate?

Sometimes I read the following expressions: Dieses Video ist zum Wegpissen. Ich könnt mich jedesmal wegpissen! Obviously "to piss off" does not fit the context. Where does this expression ...
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What does “Schi-Scha-Schubidupp” mean?

The song "Wer hat Angst vor Dracula?" contains the text: Bei Nacht, bei Nacht, bei Nacht, bei Nacht, im schi-scha-schubidupp Mondenschein. Is Schi-Scha-Schubidupp here a transmogrified ...