Monday, March 22, 2010

die meisterstücker

I don't know if the Germans get as frazzled about English phrases popping up in their language as the French do, but I'm always jarred when i see it.

"Barack Obamas Last-Minute Meisterstück"

(Meisterstück = Masterpiece)

Perhaps the Germans are so efficient and organized that they never needed to develop a native phrase for "last-minute".

"Gesundheits-Coup" is kind of weird too.

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