Attention, rhetoric question ;)
I came upon suboptimal and thought about its meaning and origin. Is it an anglicism, German euphemism, slang...? The meanings some online dictionaries provide are quite contrary (suboptimal in Urban Dictionary, leo.org, Duden, OpenThesaurus, dict.cc).
They range from shite to not perfect (which is the meaning I had in mind). It seems to have quite contrary meanings in English and German or maybe this is due to arbitrary machine translations. Is there an explanation?
I especially like the Urban Dictionary explanation, as its voting system provides a rough estimate on how accurate a definition is perceived.
Basically suboptimal means nothing you couldn't say with already existing German or English words. I read it first in a German article. But nowadays, it seems to be common term.