Shitstorm

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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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/web/sascha-lobo-ueber-die-entstehung-des-begriffs-shitstorm-a-884199.html
  2. ^ Anglizismus des Jahres 2011
  3. ^ http://www.chwort.ch/