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Simple answer: Because they can. This might sound a bit blunt, but that is how a language works - Words are not invented by committees of linguists that think long and hard on how something new should be named in the tradition of the language, but rather by "normal people" that start to use a new denomination for a new thing - Sometimes it sticks with the ...


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Es stimmt, dass barkeeper und barman heutzutage nicht so üblich sind in den englischsprachigen Ländern. Im größten solchen Land hört man heute vor allem bartender. Aber früher, zur Zeit der Entlehnung in viele europäischen Sprachen, war das anders. Die Antwort ist also schlicht: Die englische Sprache hat sich geändert. Enge Verwandte von unsrem Barmann ...


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This answer is entirely conjectural and thus may easily be overruled by one that shows some actual research on the topic. Why do they do this? If they don't want to adopt the actual English terms for these things then why don't they just make up German terms for them instead of such quasi-English ones? For all of these questions, I suspect a combination ...


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If a concept does not previously exist in a language but suddenly turns up — often, because a gadget has been invented but previously also when a religion was introduced etc. — a new word is required. Historically, all languages I know have used all of the following concepts: copy an already existing word from another language, usually the language that ...


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here are a few more: Evergreen. english: a tree that is also green in winter. german: an old song that is still widely known. Beamer: a projector (idk: does this word exist in English?) public viewing. english: presenting the corpse of a deceased. german: TV in public places (sometimes using a beamer ehm projector) an essay on the topic, which lists a few ...


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Most of these words are created by media and / or advertising companies. A sad but true fact is that many teenagers are more follower than leader and more prole than smart... Btw I think that it's not only a german (pseudo)problem : Look at Japan and how they adopted so many german and english words in anime that they cannot even pronounce or understand. No ...


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