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a custom that is peculiar to Germany or its citizens

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For Max Weinreich, the creation of a kulturshprakh was directly linked to a desire to move away from what were perceived as Germanisms in the language.
He later claims that his rectoral address was merely a defense of the university, but the Germanism and voluntarism are more than apparent.
The majority of Germanisms were borrowed in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries along with concepts from the cultural superstructure and artifacts of industrial civilization.
Those thought to be related by blood--the Dutch, the Norwegian, the Alsatians--were given the choice to either espouse Germanism or share the fate of the "inferior" people.
For a growing majority of Arabs, however, who came in contact with the vocabulary of Christian anti-Semitism and may have encountered vitriolic tracts like Wilhelm Marr's notorious Judaism Over Germanism (1879), the matter of Zionism began to seem less about religion and more about race, illustrating again the colonial origins of much anti-Jewish sentiment among Arabs.
The translation jumbles British and American usage, and the occasional Germanism is thrown in ('Minister President' for 'prime minister', for example).
From 1871 onwards, when Pan-Germanism was actively promoted by the now-united motherland, the Lutheran Church itself tended to confuse faith and Germanism.
Aroused by the example of Poland and the rise of Germany, Russian nationalists viewed with alarm what they viewed as the centrifugal influence of Germanism and Lutheranism in the Baltic region.
Pan-Slav identity of the Romantic epoch was conceived--just like Wagner's Germanism, the national awareness of the Scandinavian countries as Bedrich Smetana had encountered it in Sweden, and mutatis mutandis of all European countries--as having its roots in a supposed ancient common origin of all Slavs and a historical-mythical background, eagerly elaborated in authentic or less authentic tales of heroes, epic battles and erotic episodes sung by bards and rhapsodists and entering the historical memory of nations.
Pertinent remarks on Germanism, or what we today term Gothicism, from Simms himself, appear in "A Dream of the Earth," The Book of My Lady (1833) and in Carl Werner (1838).
2) We find Thackeray positioning the historical novel between two divergent approaches to historiographical practice in his day, namely, the subjectivity of Carlyle's Germanism and the objectivity of a more scientistic French model.
In Germany in February 1879, Wilhelm Marr's pamphlet, The Victory of Judaism Over Germanism, became 'the first anti-semitic best-seller' [76] running to twelve editions in that year.
Thus bunker is a germanism when used in the political field and an anglicism in golf terminology; kindergarten is a germanism also handed down as an anglicism in the form kindergarden; handball, now known through its calque balonmano, is regarded by many as an anglicism, although originally it seems to come from German Handball (Lorenzo 1996), and the same occurs with rimmel 'mascara', included as an anglicism in most dictionaries but which in actual fact is a German eponym derived from the 19th-century cosmetologist Eugene Rimmel.
For example, in "Playful `Germanism' in `The Fall of the House of Usher': The Storyteller's Art," Benjamin Franklin Fisher argues that Poe's text embodies the influence of gothicism and Germanism on the literature of the day by incorporating numerous standard gothic motifs which it then parodies.