German’s a bitch. That’s why German kids are mad as hell and aren’t going to take it anymore and have begun to simplify it by introducing a new form of German that is, well, more like Turkish.
This year’s Langenscheidt-Verlag German youth word winner is “Babo” and is Turkish for boss, sort of.
Other recent not so memorable winners include “Yolo” (2012) for “yolo” and “Swag” (2011) for “swag.” Neither of these have a Turkish connection, however. But they are kind of on the short and sweet side.
Chabos wissen, wer der Babo ist.