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Peter A. McGraw pmcgraw at LINFIELD.EDU
Wed Jul 10 21:04:25 UTC 2002

P.S.  An amusing footnote to my post about foreign borrowings in German.

A few months ago I heard an interview on NPR with somebody (I think a
journalist) in Germany who was being mildly critical of the "Trend" for
German to borrow foreign words even where native ones already exist.  For
instance, he said, why does everything have to be an "Event" nowadays?  Why
not use a perfectly good German word like "Spektakel," he suggested without
a trace of irony.

                               Peter A. McGraw
                   Linfield College   *   McMinnville, OR
                            pmcgraw at

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