Word of the Day for German speakers of English

February 21, 2008 at 9:53 am | Posted in Language, Word of the Day | Leave a comment
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postmarked: abgestempelt, oder: Es zählt der Eingang des Poststempels (btw: This is a strange expression in German, isn’t it?)

Example:

The jury will consist of the current editorial staff of Packingtown Review.

The deadline for the submissions is March 31, 2008 (postmarked). Winners will be announced on the Packingtown Review web site on May 31, 2008.

The contest is open to the public and there is no fee.

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These four words don’t rhyme in English

January 7, 2008 at 12:17 am | Posted in Language | 5 Comments
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Orange
Silver
Purple
Month

Makes you think – why three colours? And this one doesn’t rhyme in German:

Mensch (man, meaning mankind)

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