Shitstorm ist Anglizismus des Jahres
Ein paar Linguisten haben „Shitstorm“ zum Anglizismus des Jahres gewählt, nominiert waren unter anderem Occupy, Euro-Bonds, Tablet oder Hacktivism.
The “Anglicism of the Year” jury defined Shitstorm as a public outcry, primarily on the internet, in which arguments mix with threats and insults to reach a critical mass, forcing a reaction. “This new kind of protest is clearly different in kind and degree from what could be expected in the past in response to a statement or action,” said jury member Michael Mann, who runs a language website called Lexikographieblog.
The jury said in a statement on Monday: “Shitstorm fills a gap in the German vocabulary that has become apparent through changes in the culture of public debate.”