Where is my Handy?: German for Mobile Phone

By Laurel Sutton

July 1, 2009

I follow Stephen Fry on Twitter and he’s loads of fun – he loves languages and actually understand linguistics. He’s in Germany now and offered proof that a mobile phone really is called a “handy”, use of which is both amusing and practical (in my opinion). But he also recorded a short audio clip poking fun at the use of “handy” in a very over-the-top German accent. (Warning: not entirely safe for work, use headphones)

I had my handy, I swear to god!


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