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comment Your point being?
I think "Und?" has pretty much the same connotations as "Your point being?" (which I wouldn't classify as particularly nice either).
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comment Jein - a regionalism or the German-wide jargon?
@Lukas: von der Aussprache her trifft's aber jein besser.
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comment Jein - a regionalism or the German-wide jargon?
Also als Österreicher würd' ich einmal sagen dass "bundesweit" immer noch regional begrenzt ist ;-) Aber im Ernst: auch in Österreich ist dieser Begriff bekannt.
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@FranzKafka: well, then we probably just differ in one point: I don't think that any of those two meanings (the original, philosophical one and the "newer", colloquial one) is "more correct" than the other. Like thousands of other words, "Selbstbewußtsein" has multiple meanings and none of them is "wrong" in any meaningful sense of the word. It's just that the colloquial one is more widely used (and has thus turned into the "primary" one).
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
Do you have any sources for the claim that "selbstbewußt" means "self-concious"? Because I can't find any hint of that (just places that mention them as false friends!). Also: the "other" meaning of "selbstbewußt" that I can find is "conscious of the self" in a philosophical sense ("Who am I?"), which could be translated of "self-confcious" but still isn't meant in the "negative" sense.
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
@EugeneSeidel: this question has found its way onto the Stack Exchange Hot Questions list. That usually inflates the vote-count quite considerably. (I fully agree with your comment, by the way).
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comment Is “selbstbewusst” a negative word?
+1: "zu selbstbewusst" has a clear negative connotation. As almost all instances of "zu ___".
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