I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
And, I can proudly say I'm getting pretty good at it. I'm not alone at acquiring this awesome language. My husband speaks it all the time (he's a pro at it) and the people he speaks it to speak it back. This can take the form of English words sprinkled in a German sentence or German words sprinkled into an English sentence. Sometimes it's the alternating of entire paragraphs, depending on how excited the speaker is, and most often doesn't realize the switch is being made.
McDonald's employees are the best. I order in German, they answer in English. I say Danke, they say You're Welcome. It's great!
Many English words have crept into the German vernacular. Like manager and meetings (I've been told), and of course, McDrive and Ein Neues Happy Meal.
I'm confident over time, everyone will speak Germish (pure German will, sadly, be lost), and I will fit right in!