“Worthy of noting”; German for wtf?
(MARE k VOOR dig.)
A person who wanders through the Internet, observing wonderful things.
“Make yourself free.” What German doctors say when they want you to take off your clothes.
(MOCK en ZEE zick fry.)
“Smoke free.” Smoking not allowed. Possibly the only rule some Germans will flout.
(ROW k fry.)
Closed today because the country has run out of money.
(Shtots bonk RAW ts fry.)
“Free for storming.” Your family or roommates are away, so tonight the party is at your apartment.
“Heat free.” School is canceled because outdoor temperatures have exceeded a defined limit and the schoolrooms will be too hot.
(HITS ah fry.)
A sacrificed pawn. Bauer also means peasant or farmer, so Bauernopfer = a sacrificed pawn, peasant or farmer.
(BOWER n opp fur.)
“The center of the space.” A mysterious concept in soccer. Commentators often mention it when they have nothing else to say, much as US sports commentators praise confidence. (MITTA dess ROWMZ.)
“The flying swallow.” A particularly dramatic soccer dive.
(FLEE gen da SHVOL bah.)
“The swallow.” Taking a dive in soccer and pretending to be hurt. Like a graceful acrobatic bird.
Call each other names, spray each other with gunfire, strafe, rake over the coals.
(Be HAR ken.)
When you whack at something and it liberates you from the mess.
(Buh FRY oongs shlog.)
“Plagiarism hunters,” crowdsourced plagiarism checking of politicians’ academic theses because apparently Germany’s university committees weren’t doing it.
(Plog ee OTTS yay ger.)
“Vitamin R, Vitamin Relationships.” Juice. Who you know.
(VEE ta min BAY, VEE ta min buh TSEE oong.)
Office polo. The way Putin and Medvedyev swap positions to obey the letter of the law.
(EM ter polo.)
Not what you think. Synonym: Kondominium (also not what you think). Political territory where two or more sovereign powers agree to share dominium jointly, without dividing it into national zones.
(Con DOME in ott.)