Friday, November 21, 2008

Gallows Humor

. Friday, November 21, 2008

I don't understand German, but in this case I don't think I need to.

(ht: McMegan)


Sensemania said...

That's from an East Berlin newspaper that I would call moderately left in Germany (radical left in the US I guess). Not quite sure I get the humor though.

'Global banking system on the edge'?!

Thomas Oatley said...

I think people find humor in anglicizing rather than translating the German "wankt." Sounds a lot like "whacked" or other somewhat less polite colloquialisms.

Kindred Winecoff said...

exactly. it just looks funny.

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