relating to words or phrases that are banned on grounds of morality or taste

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Does “Jawohl” carry Nazi connotations?

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?
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Is “Lebensraum” a taboo word in German because of an association with Hitler and the Nazis?

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 ...
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Welche dieser Wörter/Aussprüche sind tabu?

Nach dem "inneren Reichsparteitag", den Katrin Müller-Hohenstein bei der letzten Fußball-WM ausrief, wollte ich hier mal fragen, welche nazi-konnotierten Wörter/Redensarten haltet Ihr für "nicht mehr ...