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Thread poster: Matthew Fisher
Matthew Fisher  Identity Verified
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German to English
Jan 29, 2014

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This one made me laugh out loud. Can you top this?

"Die Entität in der DB wurde folgendermaßen upgedated."


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Daniel Bird  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:55
German to English
Nein, das kann ich nicht toppen Jan 29, 2014


DB


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Local time: 15:55
French to English
Franglais surely Jan 29, 2014

The French like to be the exception.

They fight hard to preserve their language,

And that entails calling a mixture of French and English "franglais".


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Claire Bourneton-Gerlach  Identity Verified
Germany
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Getoppt! Jan 29, 2014

de>en wrote:


"Die Entität in der DB wurde folgendermaßen upgedated."


Wo hast Du das denn downgeloaded? Oder doch vielleicht geforwardet bekommen?


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oxygen4u
Portugal
Local time: 14:55
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@Claire Jan 29, 2014

"Wo hast Du das denn downgeloaded? Oder doch vielleicht geforwardet bekommen?"

I thought no one could come up with something similar to "upgadated". Well done!



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Matthew Fisher  Identity Verified
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Franglais, of course! Jan 30, 2014

(slaps forehead)

Those tenacious French. Of course.

Oh my, "upgedated" appears in both dict.cc and linguee.de. That's just too horrible. Don't look.

But I must give top honors to downgeloaded.

Academics may drone on about the relative merits of downgeloadet vs. gedownloadet... weil es um die Bildung des Partizips II geht ...

http://www.grammatikfragen.de/showthread.php?58-quot-gedownloadet-quot-vs.-quot-downgeloaded-quot

... but the true connoisseur knows the proper form to be "downgeloaded"!


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