Ten English words only Germans use
The Local · 7 May 2014, 13:42
Published: 07 May 2014 13:42 GMT+02:00
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It is a much-talked-about fact about the German language that it adopts English words all the time, but they often take on new meanings which can sound bizarre to native English speakers.
So in a follow-up to our collection last year of the finest English words that only Germans use, this week's Local List looks at how in German you can be offered a small African country in a restaurant, go for a drive in an old-timer, and even wear a body bag around your waist.
Just remember to wear your neckholder.