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Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.

Henry David Thoreau

Note: I am on a long break from GL&U. I may drop in to fix up some old answer of mine or to respond to a request for clarification.


Jul
4
reviewed Excellent Does German phonetics fully determine the spelling?
Jul
4
reviewed Excellent When speaking about oneself, should Konjunktiv I or Indikativ be used?
Jul
4
reviewed Satisfactory »Passt das dir?« oder »Passt dir das?«?
Jul
4
reviewed Excellent Welche Präpositionen folgen auf “Portierung” (Softwareportierung)?
Jul
4
reviewed Excellent Das Wort “ich” in offiziellen Schreiben
Jul
4
reviewed Satisfactory How to say “to check the mail”?
Jul
4
reviewed Satisfactory Verwendung von Nein nach negativen Fragen
Jul
4
reviewed Satisfactory Apostrophe with or without space? (»mit’m« vs. »mit ’m«)
Jul
4
reviewed Satisfactory Wie sagt man “Do you know if something?” auf Deutsch?
Jul
2
comment What do you call being “on hold” on the telephone in German?
Note that a lot of people have unwittingly made embarrassing confessions while being put "on hold". Just because you can't hear what people at the other end of the line are saying, doesn't mean that they can't hear you ;)
Jul
2
awarded  Vox Populi
Jul
2
comment What do you call being “on hold” on the telephone in German?
Oh wait I get it, the person asking you is in the room with you. NEVER MIND :)
Jul
2
comment What do you call being “on hold” on the telephone in German?
You are on hold and you know this because there is elevator music playing in the background or there is no sound at all? Then the party at the other end of the line asks you, Are you on the phone (= Are you still there?) Have I got that right so far? Then why would you answer "Yes, but we can still talk, I'm on hold."?
Jul
1
comment German shows/movies with German subtitles
I love the top-ranked comment on the Youtube vid: "Came to learn German, stayed for the titten".
Jun
30
reviewed Leave Open German/English dictionary with native audio for Android?
Jun
30
comment German shows/movies with German subtitles
Is there a turnkey solution for using a proxy to circumvent "Germany-only" restrictions when trying to view or download videos?
Jun
30
reviewed Leave Open German shows/movies with German subtitles
Jun
30
comment German shows/movies with German subtitles
I am upvoting this answer because it contains much useful information. However, I disagree about "enable subtitles" in Youtube. Apparently, this is an experimental natural-language processing scheme which produces stunningly awful results. Check out this video about the open-air museum founded by Markus Wasmeier: the subtitles are grotesque! (For a very nice video of olympic gold medalist skier Wasmeier speaking Bavarian-tinged German with English subtitles, click here).
Jun
29
comment Was ist eine angemessene Übersetzung für “shitstorm”?
Duden ist nicht das Amtsblatt der deutschen Sprache. Duden ist eine Marke der Verlag Bibliographisches Institut GmbH. Dort sind Redakteure beschäftigt, die sich auch einmal irren können oder schlechte Arbeit abliefern. Ich ziehe das Digitale Wörterbuch der Deutschen Sprache mit seinen Fundstellen im Kontext der vermeintlichen Objektivität der Duden-Redakteure mit ihren konstruierten Beispielsätzen vor.
Jun
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Ist “schwer zu angelnder” eine zulässige Satzkonstruktion?