charles at FREUDE.COM
Fri Apr 13 13:52:00 UTC 2001
This is not exactly what you were looking for. but it is related. I have heard
many Germans and Scandinavians use the word "funny" as the adjective
corresponding to "fun", which it is not in American English. Thus they will
say "It was a funny party" meaning "It was a fun party", not that it was
comic. I might even be able to come up with a citation for this from private
> Hi all,
> I'm doing research on anglicized German words lacking English counterparts.
> 'Barman' for example (Eng. Bartender). I've found many examples in
> newspapers, but might anyone know of any previous research into this area, or
> at least have some ideas of where to look?
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