Germany's standard dictionary has included a vulgar English term, used by Chancellor Angela Merkel among others, as an acceptable German word.
Duden, the equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary in the UK, said it was reflecting the common use of the word "shitstorm" among Germans.
The word, which is used in German to denote a public outcry, seems to have caught on during the eurozone crisis.
German language experts voted it "Anglicism of the year" in 2012.
Horst: [threatingly] We Germans aren't all smiles und sunshine.
Burns: [recoils in mock horror] Oooh, the Germans are mad at me. I'm so scared! Oooh, the Germans! [hiding behind Smithers] Uh oh, the Germans are going to get me!
Horst: Stop it!
Man 2: Stop, sir.
Burns: Don't let the Germans come after me. Oh no, the Germans are coming after me.
Man 2: Please stop the 'pretending you are scared' game, please.
Horst: Stop it! Stop it!
Sometimes you have to eat shit in your life, so you eat it. It's just a question of what you can accept and what you can't.
Don't mistake ignoble hating for inaccuracy of feedback. Blind, ugly haters who are motivated by a mere desire to denigrate often give the most accurate criticism.
Toughness is really important if you are going to be a successful writer. What you need to write is the ability to not get knocked out. You need to be able to take brutal critique and tolerate awful people. But more than that, you need the physical courage to look at a blank screen, and write.
Marge: I'd really like to give it a try!
Homer: I don't know, Marge, trying is the first step towards failure.
Remember that the audience really wants you to succeed. Except for that one guy, in back, Brad. He doesn't. But don't think about him during your speech. Though it's hard not to, right? He's always so negative, with that smirk on his face. Still, block him out. Yet that smirk. It's so smugly self-satisfied. Just don't let him get to -- argh, I can't stand him. I'm sorry, I should be helping you, but I can't get Brad out of my head.