[Ads-l] OT: According to Amazon.de,

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 28 22:25:59 UTC 2015


Handy is the German word for cellphone, derived, I think, from the
brand name of an early Japanese phone sold there.

Angebote means offer, so it makes sense that an iPhone is "a cellphone offer".
DanG


On Sat, Jun 27, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
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