By on December 21, 2009

Pile it on. Picture courtesy motorzeitung.de

Each year, the „Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache“ (association for the German language) selects its word of the year. This year, the German WOTY is, you guessed it …

Abwrackprämie.

It did beat “kriegsähnliche Zustände” (warlike conditions – in Afghanistan) and „Schweinegrippe“ (pigflu). 2008, the German word of the year was „Finanzkrise“ (financial crisis.) This as per the report in Das Autohaus. [sub]

In the U.S. the WOTY according to Websters, is “distracted driving.” Clunker didn’t even make the shortlist. The New York Times tried to push it, but came too late.

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