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The Society for the German Language helped compile a list of the “100 words that best reflect the 20th century.” A high percentage are English words, such as bikini, comics, computer, Holocaust, jeans, recycling, sex and star. Some of the German words on the list, such as autobahn, have also been adopted into English. (RC/AP) ...English is the de facto lingua franca.
Original Publication Date: 27 December 1998
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 5.
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