Kartoffelsalat (potato salad)

The apostrophe is also frequenlty misued in the German language. Sometimes for good reasons (there are allowed exceptions when it comes to names for restaurants), but usually either to make the name sound more English, or as a result of incompetence. In German, such incorrect apostrophes go by the name of “Deppenapostroph” (idiot’s apostrophe).

The company Homann has a whole range of salads, and each comes with its own incorrect name, see here:


For a closeup of the packaging, see here:


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