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Shitstorm is a vulgar dysphemism for a chaotic and unpleasant situation. The term may specifically refer to:

The term has come into inflationary use by German-speaking media since 2010 to describe any clamour of outrage on the Internet, especially by posting and writing in social media.[1] It was voted Anglicism of the year 2011 by a jury in Germany.[2] It was voted Word of the Year in Switzerland 2012.[3] The opposite of a shitstorm is a candystorm.


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  2. ^ Anglizismus des Jahres 2011
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