The God-awful German language

If you have not read Mark Twain’s “The Awful German Language,” read it now. If you have — and by the time you reach this sentence you should have, if you’ve been listening — you probably wish you could read it again for the first time. It’s that good. But you can’t.

And so some large-haired person has done us the favor of a modern update. It’s not quite as witty as its predecessor, and its chart alignment is somewhat wanting, but it has the advantage of being almost entirely true (compared to Twain’s, say, 40% truthiness).

If you enjoy it, I also recommend a post on beer-bottle-opening by the same.


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