TITLE

Word of the year

PUB. DATE
March 1992
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Mar1992, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Announces the Society for German Language awarded its 1991 `Word of the Year' title to `Besserwessi,' which the society said was the most characteristic word. Besserwessi, a combination of besser (better) and wessi (a slightly derogatory term for western Germans) is a play on besserwisser, or know-it-all. Other entries in the competition.
ACCESSION #
9203023675

 

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