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Anführungszeichen und ™

Ein Warenzeichen unterscheidet sich von einem generischen Begriff dadurch, daß es nicht jeder nach Belieben benutzen darf. Papiertaschentücher darf jeder auf den Markt bringen, aber welche Tücher als ...
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Anführungszeichen und ™

Mit diesem Stilmittel möchte der Schreiber durch Anfügen eines Trademark-Zeichens "(TM)" darauf hinweisen, daß er bewußt ein Klischee im Sinne von Selbstironie bemüht. Das Klischee wird bei dem ...
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5 votes
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Hand gesture for "klug"

I have never seen this gesture before, but that does't mean anything. However, when I listened to the video, I had the impression that the speaker has a slight Swiss accent. If he really is Swiss, ...
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Hand gesture for "klug"

I have seen this gesture before, but I never have seen it in the meaning »clever«. I think the man in the video just used the wrong gesture. The gesture in the video means »crazy« also in regions ...
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Should air quotes (or finger quotes) in German –if they exist at all– reflect the difference „ “ vs " "?

Air quotes are in fact used in body language, but its usage seems to be mainly concentrated in the German academic circle. Its usage is to indicate a citation (more frequent). to distance ...
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Should air quotes (or finger quotes) in German –if they exist at all– reflect the difference „ “ vs " "?

"Air Quotes" are all uncommon among German speakers. Instead, people prefix the questionable part with the phrase eine Art or eher ein/eine. Michael Haubold use these air quotes ironically, as his ...
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Hand gesture for "klug"

There is a colloquial 'Spruch' combined with a sequence of gestures: Nicht hier (pointig to the tensed biceps), hier!! (pointig to the side of the forhead). You say it ironically, when another ...
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Anführungszeichen und ™

™ und (TM) sind der Amerikalativ. Ein Superlativ, der nicht mehr gesteigert werden kann. Wahlloses Einstreuen erwünscht, um die Absurdität zu verdeutlichen, alles, was aus Amerika kommt, ...
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