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- from verboten "forbidden": forbidden [<
German verbieten "to forbid" < Middle High German
verbieten < Old High German farbiotan]
- "Smoking around this gas is expressly verboten, as these
girls learned to their dismay." Wendy Northcutt, The
Darwin Awards II, 2001, p. 180.
- "What Charlie Chaplin did more than 60 years ago with
'The Great Dictator' and 'Hogan's Heroes' did with its POW antics in
the 1960s--playing the Nazis for onscreen
laughs--has always been verboten in Germany." Ed Meza,
"'Goebbels' guffaws target Teuton taboo. (Der Furor)", Variety, Nov. 25, 2002. ("Der
Furor" is a play on der
- "News, after all, frequently covers violent,
adult-oriented subjects, which puts many news stories into the same
verboten range as porn." Joshua Quittner, "Unshackling Net
Speech", Time, Jul. 7, 1997, p. 31.
- "The cache is important; it can store immense volumes of
your surfing history including images, some of which may be
verboten." Thomas C. Greene, "Data security for Linux power users", The
Register, Jul. 11, 2002.
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- "people's car": a German automobile manufacturer; an
automobile made by this manufacturer [< German Volk
"folk, people" < Middle High German volc
"folk, people; troop of warriors" < Old High German folc
"pile; folk, people; troop of warriors" + Wagen
"automobile, car, wagon" < Middle High German wagen
< Old High German wagan "that which moves,
- "Steve really was on a mission, and I hadn't gripped a
car seat so tightly since being en route to the Slender-billed Curlew
in Northumberland two years previously, when my driver had appeared
hell-bent on breaking the sound barrier in a knackered Volkswagen Polo
(to be fair though, on that occasion, it actually made all the
difference)." James Hanlon, UK500:
Birding in the Fast Lane, 2006, p. 63.
- "So I bought Volkswagens and Hondas and drove them
around town with pride." Michael Moore, Stupid
White Men: ...And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!,
2004, p. 125.
- "Twenty-five or thirty vehicles must have passed by and
the sun had climbed up out of the fields to burn off the fog by the
time a VW van finally stopped for him." T.C. Boyle, Drop
City, 2004, p. 17.
- "Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen are at the forefront
of ecological design in car production..." Deanna J. Richards, The Industrial Green Game: Implications
for Environmental Design and Management, 1997, p. 213.
- "Having written 'Cadillac' and 'Volkswagen' in the neat
block capitals that are actually taught in education courses, the
teacher asks the student which of those brands they 'identify with'
and to get up and move to the corresponding side of the room."
Richard Mitchell, Less Than Words Can Say.
- "You say to someone 'I saw a Volkswagen Beetle today
with a vanity license plate that read FEATURE'. If he/she laughs,
he/she is a geek." Eric S. Raymond, The New Hacker's Dictionary.
- "So expect the already crowded radio spectrum that
accommodates wireless communications to be jammed more tightly than a
Volkswagen at a clown convention, as the air around us fills with
data." Steven Levy, "The Next Big Thing", Time,
Dec. 17, 2001, p. 62.
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- Vorsprung durch Technik, Vorsprung durch..., Vorsprung
- "advantage through technology": used by Audi in a
1986 advertising campaign in the UK, no doubt in order to emphasize
German quality [< German Vorsprung "advantage, lead,
leading edge, start, head start" + durch
"through" + Technik "technology"]. This
entry suggested by ngi99178.
See also Fahrvergnügen.
- "Following directions conveyed by Ned Capel's solicitors
they left the village and continued on into the dark, turning off at
last up a steep drive which proved to be more like a cart-track, their
rough passage shaking the Audi until its Vorsprung seemed to come
unsprung." Jan Siegel, Prospero's Children, 2001, p. 19.
- "Vorsprung durch Anglistik", sidebar describing
English loan words used in German car advertising, David Crystal, The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the
English Language, 1995, p. 114.
- "Despite a unified Europe, political correctness, Vorsprung
durch Technik and Jürgen Klinsmann, national prejudice remains a
real issue and many people hold strong negative stereotypes about
Germany." Norbert Pachler (editor), Teaching Modern Foreign Languages at
Advanced Level, 1999, p. 295.
- "This latter development was, moreover, accompanied by
advertising initiatives which, in Audi's case, made play with the
phrase Vorsprung durch Technik (Progress through Technology)
in a British campaign that was no less astute than Volkswagen's
earlier American one (Bayley 1986: 93-100)." Nick Perry, Hyperreality and Global Culture, 1998,
- "In the automotive industry German manufacturers such as
Mercedes, BMW and Audi have successfully positioned their offerings at
the high quality end of the spectrum through superior design,
technical engineering skills ('Vorsprung durch Technic [sic]'
leading through technology) and attention to quality control through
the manufacturing process." Colin Egan & Michael J. Thomas
(editors), CIM Handbook of Strategic Marketing,
1998, p. 136.
- "Zooropa... Vorsprung durch Technik/Zooropa... Be all
that you can be/Be a winner/Eat to get slimmer", U2, Zooropa, 1993.
- Vorsprung Dyk Technik, Paul Van Dyk,
- More books and products related to Vorsprung
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