Shitstorm ist Anglizismus des Jahres

Ein paar Linguisten haben „Shitstorm“ zum Anglizismus des Jahres gewählt, nominiert waren unter anderem Occupy, Euro-Bonds, Tablet oder Hacktivism.

The “Anglicism of the Year” jury defined Shitstorm as a public outcry, primarily on the internet, in which arguments mix with threats and insults to reach a critical mass, forcing a reaction. “This new kind of protest is clearly different in kind and degree from what could be expected in the past in response to a statement or action,” said jury member Michael Mann, who runs a language website called Lexikographieblog.

The jury said in a statement on Monday: “Shitstorm fills a gap in the German vocabulary that has become apparent through changes in the culture of public debate.”

Shitstorm 'best English gift to German language' (via Arbroath), hier die Website zum Shitstorm