Gammelfleischparty-youth word of the year

BERLIN (AP) - December 11, 2008

Judges chose "gammelfleischparty", or "spoiled meat party," - an unflattering term for a gathering of people over 30 - as the "youth word of the year 2008." The word "gammelfleisch" was in the news frequently during the year when it was discovered that meat packers had been regularly supplying some kebab restaurants with past-due products.

"Bildschirmbraeune" or "screen tan" - referring to the complexion of someone who spends too much time at a computer - came second, while "unterhopft," meaning "underhopped," or in need of a beer, took third.

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