October 28, 2007

lederhose(n)

I just watched an old celebrity episode of Who wants to be a millionaire, featuring Jack Black. The following question was worth 1000 dollars: Which of the following words is used for a German type of shorts, often worn with suspenders?

  1. dirndl
  2. lederhosen
  3. zeitgeist
  4. blitzkrieg
Wow, I wouldn't have thought that all of these words have been thoroughly absorbed into English by now. For the record, the answer is lederhosen, Lederhose in German. And they're not exactly shorts:

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