Monday, March 12, 2007

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Is a German word recently added into everyday English, as announced by the Goethe-Institut on 8 December 2006 in its competition to find the word that would most benefit the English language.

The lady nominating it said it could be clumsily translated by "idiot of your own subject". She explained that "one-track specialist" was not quite right because you wouldnt call a real specialist an idiot. A one-track specialist is somebody who knows a lot about a particular field; a Fachidiot as well. ... The difference is that a one-track specialist still notices what is going on around him in the world. A Fachidiot simply does not, or not anymore."

The runner up word in the 2006 competition was:

Backpfeifengesicht – meaning a face that makes you want to slap it.


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