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Mind your language | 16 December 2006

A Lexicographer writes

A word hound from Leeds has sent me a basketful of unconsidered truffles. ‘Are you aware of the increasing use of the word über,’ asks Mr Donald Adams, ‘with or without the umlaut which it should have in German?’

Well, I had come across it, but I had not quite realised what an infestation it had become.

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