Monday, June 30, 2008
The next less in Neudeutsch vocabulary, Teil 2: geferkelt
This particularly charming word stems from the German word for piglet: das Ferkel. Ferkeln is the zoological term to litter, but geferkelt combines both terms to mean: "dropping piglets" or, more precisely, giving birth. In the new context though, it refers to the upwardly-mobile couples of Prenzlauer Berg that defy Europe's negative birth-rate.
Example: Diese Tussi ist schon seit ewig schwanger. Hat sie denn noch nicht gerferkelt?!
Translation: That bimbo has been pregnant forever. Hasn't she dropped her piglets yet?