Questions tagged [pseudo-anglicism]

A pseudo-anglicism is a word in another language that is formed from English elements and may appear to be English, but that does not exist as an English word

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Why do Germans invent English words for themselves?

I've known about Handy (= mobile phone) for quite some time; I was quite surprised when I first met it but with time I’ve simply gotten used to it. A few days ago however I’ve met another one: ...
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Warum sagt man “Barkeeper”, obwohl es ungebräuchlich im Englischen ist?

Wie man hier lesen kann, ist die Bezeichnung "barkeeper" im British English fast völlig unbenutzt. Anhand meiner eigenen Erfahrung kann ich auch nur sagen, dass "bartender" viel öfter verwendet wird. ...
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What are German words like Handy and Homeoffice called?

There are some words in German which sound as if they were English foreign words, but have a completely different meaning in English, e.g.: Handy – mobile phone Homeoffice – Working from Home ...