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Archive for January, 2014

World Premiere! The First Episode of ÜBERSETZGESUNGEN – “April, sie kommt herbei” by Simon & Garfunkel Posted by on Jan 18, 2014

I am so very excited to share with you today the world premiere of the newest web series to rock the world of melodolingutainment. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… Übersetzgesungen! As what I hope will become a regular feature in my blogging here at Transparent, Übersetzgesungen is the first show of its kind to interactively answer…

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The German non-word of the year Posted by on Jan 16, 2014

The time did come again. The German “Unwort des Jahres” (non-word of the year) has been chosen in Darmstadt again. The “Unwort”-jury, whose chairperson is linguist Nina Janich, received 1340 entries with 746 different words. The first place term 2013 is “Sozialtourismus” (social tourism) as the jury informed on Tuesday.   Why did the jury…

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Hirschhausen’s Column „Gehirn und Geist“: Signing Signatures Posted by on Jan 13, 2014

One of my favorite German comedians and cabaret artists is Dr. med. (MD) Eckart von Hirschhausen, a „jack of all trades“. First of all, Hirschhausen is a doctor. But he is also a writer, comedian, cabaret artist, conjurer, and host of different German shows. His secret of success is that he knows how to combine…

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The Top 5 Reasons (besides the Kölner Dom) to visit Nordrhein-Westfalen on your trip to Germany Posted by on Jan 7, 2014

Having spent a total of sixteen months in what some might call Germany’s “ugliest Bundesland”, I would like to dispel that perception by sharing with you a few of the charms of Nordrhein-Westfalen that make me proud to call it mein zweites Heimat. From classical treasures to quirky traditions, NRW has a lot to offer…

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