Wessi


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Wessi

(ˈvɛsɪ; German ˈvɛsi)
n
(Peoples) informal a native, inhabitant, or citizen of that part of Germany that was formerly West Germany
[C20: from German westdeutsch West German]
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The only actual evidence Ghodsee offers for the joys of socialist sex is some polls suggesting that East German women were having more and better sex than their Wessi sisters.
This was at first quaint but also hard for their Wessi counterparts to understand.
Arbil / Nina /-- The commander of forces to protect Kurdistan region / Zervani / affiliated to the Ministry of Interior Major General Aziz Wessi , stated that the provincial government forces are ready to defend the citizens of the city of Mosul, if requested to do so.
Anthony Pilkington proved he's ready to play a key role in the Euro 2016 qualifiers - if he can stay fit, Wes Hoolahan showed that Wessi magic again, while David Meyler and Jeff Hendrick in midfield gave Martin O'Neill a few things to ponder.
The two women attribute the tensions between them to their different social upbringing and conditioning as Ossi and Wessi. Yet, as Breger shows, gendered cliches of feminine Ossi and masculine Wessi are demolished in the novel (156).
The result was a synergy between the two engineers that led to Wireless Enabled Smart Safety Instruments (WESSI) and another pending filed patent.
From a Wessi point of view, socialist artifacts sometimes suggest the simpler times before an economic miracle unleashed its maelstrom of postwar prosperity.
For instance, in juxtaposing the "dialectical social knowledge" generated and perpetuated in the academic discourse of systems theory with that at work in weekly meetings of a Stammtisch consisting of former GDR journalists and a Wessi who came to work in the East following the Wende, Boyer offers a vivid demonstration of the ways in which the dialectical tensions between "spirit" and "system" have come to play out in the lives of individuals who were heavily invested in a system from which they were also greatly estranged.
On the S-Bahn, a couple of girls across from him tittering about some "Wessi Lackaffe" make him feel stupid with his 600[euro] shoes and Hermes tie.
(19) After the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the reunification of the German nation in 1990, a new vocabulary developed for talking about the other, Ossi (easterner) and Wessi (westerner).
Alex then has to find an explanation and, together with his ingenious Wessi friend, fakes a TV newscast in which we discover that Coca-Cola was actually born in East Berlin.
And I definitely wasn't going to forget to tell them the lot itself was leased, from a "Wessi." As a final touch I swept the terrace.
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