Slate’s funny article on German’s selecting “shitstorm” as the best English contribution to the German language in 2011.

We checked to see if a contest for German additions to the American vocabulary exists, but U.S. culture appears to be predictably insular in this regard. If only more of us would get over the angst we seem to have about foreign culture from kindergarten on, maybe we could make the many foreign borrowings of English a bigger part of the zeitgeist.