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Neger. I grew up in Germany in the 1970's, and the word Neger didn't seem to me to have a pejorative meaning. It was simply a word to refer to a person of African descent, much like the word Negro was in common use in the USA (at that time). But I recall in September, 2015, that Joachim Herrmann (CSU politician), was much taken to task, and then forced to ...


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German is a mess right now with regards to "gender" or "sex." The roots are in the supposedly "Frauenfeindliche Sprache" where so many nouns that refer to professions are masculine gendered words. (But not all, siehe die Lehrkraft). But the "corrective" action that is being taken, aside corrupting the original ...


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