Re: Where is GMT=?
On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Oliver Elphick wrote:
> Michael Meskes wrote:
> >On Mon, Jan 11, 1999 at 04:28:33PM +0100, Fredrik Juhlin wrote:
> >> Do I get to be the first to jump on this too obvious opportunity to play
> >> besserwisser? :)
> >Is 'besserwisser' normaly used in English that way?
> It hasn't made it into British English at all. What does it mean?
It isn't in American English either and I don't recall it from my
university classes in German (nearly 40 years ago), however besser means
"better" and wissen means "to know" so I imagine that it probably is
equivalent to "know-it-all" or something like that.
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