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'Refugees' Chosen as Word of the Year 2015 in Germany

With roughly one million migrants arriving in Germany this year, the Society for the German language on Friday chose "Fluechtlinge"— refugees — as Word of the Year 2015. In second place was "Je suis Charlie", a phrase that became a widespread slogan after January's attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Then followed "Grexit", the term coined to describe the risk of Greece tumbling out of the euro. But "Fluechtlinge",...

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