Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Germanisms

Now is the time when I gripe about those little things that drive me banana´s when Germans speak English.

1. Not being able to distinguish between borrowing and lending. Two words actually exist in German, and interestingly they start with the same letters, but they´re used interchangeably.

2. Vary. Based on the logic that the word variety is pronounced var-eye-ity, vary is invariably pronounced var-eye. As is var-eye-able.

3. Wideo

4. Months. There is an S there. USE IT!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually, 'borgen' and 'leihen' are NOT interchangeable. They just make the same mistake in German.