You are currently browsing the blog posts tagged: word of the year


The German publishing house Langenscheidt recently elected the so-called “Jugendwort des Jahres” – which is the word of the year of the German youth language.

And the winner is… “Gammelfleischparty” (could be translated into something like “rotten meat party”).

Interesting expression… and even more interesting what it stands for. A “Gammelfleischparty” is an expression for a “Ü30-Party” – a party for everyone who is older than 30 years… just rotten meat.

How mean! But how funny as well.

Read the entire article on Sueddeutsche Zeitung and click through the slide show of the top words of the German youth language. Quite funny, at least for Germans.

Have a good week-end,