facebook
twitter
search
search

Germany's official dictionary adds 'Facebook,' 'flashmob'

July 3, 2013 at 1:32 PM

BERLIN, July 3 (UPI) -- The official German dictionary, Duden, said words added to the latest edition include the English-inspired "Facebook" and "flashmob."

It also added a word beginning with the expletive describing feces and ending in "storm."

The words added for the latest edition of Duden, due out Thursday, also include "Compi," a slang term for a computer; "finanztransaktionssteuer," a financial transaction tax, and "vorstandin," a female executive board member, The Local.de reported Wednesday.

"The vocabulary changes so much every three or four years that it makes sense to revamp the standard work," Duden editor-in-chief Werner Scholze-Stubenrecht said.

Thursday's release marks the 26th edition of Duden, which is being published for the first time in Berlin instead of Mannheim.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
1,000 people possibly sickened by fecal matter in French mud run
Georgia Confederate flag parade ends in fender-bender
Massachusetts newlyweds take home $15M lottery prize
Fridge odor at University of Kentucky sends 10 to hospital
'Drink more beer' road sign sells for hundreds