I wonder sometimes if people think my English is bad because I often say "happy end" instead of "happy ending" because that's what it is in German. Why did we steal words incorrectly? Why is it "Handy" and not "Phone"? What are we doing?!

@Juju I think it's hilarious that you Germans have a brand of toilet paper called Happy End.

@Juju On a sidenote: If “happy end” is good for Verka Serduchka, it’s good for me too

Amen to that! I add "Beamer" to the list of English words used weirdly in German.

(for non Germans, it's used to identify a projector)

@Juju And just to complicate things, one of those is sometimes lewd slang in US English.

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