Law English word of the Week Recht Englisch


To be in “dire straits” (British rock group’s name)

To pardon someone

The plaintiff

To sue someone

To take them to court

Nincompoop (nincompoops) = this is not a law-word, it’s just that some lawyers………


Vocabulary for Contracts Verträge

Rejection of goods/services:

If goods are rejected, the buyer has some possible solutions, which are:-
– To seek replacement goods or services that meet the product specification, and
Damages, where the failure to supply acceptable goods or services has caused problems that cannot be solved by providing replacements.

Once goods have been accepted according to the Sale of Goods Act 1979, the buyer’s only recourses are to
Sue for damages for breach of contract, or
Claim for contravention of statutory obligations, or
Claim against any guarantee that is available.

The remedy of rejection is not available forever, however, acceptance cannot occur until the buyer has had a reasonable opportunity of examining the goods to check conformance.

A portion of the contract price, withheld by agreement between the parties for an agreed period of time after acceptance of goods until it can be demonstrated that they fully conform to specification when in daily use.


Vocabulary for Negotiations Verhandlungen

Condition = a stipulation or requirement which must be fulfilled.


Word of the day:

A ‚Mountain‚ – Berg (In German)

A mountain by definition is over 1,000 metres high, 3,000 feet high.

– but a hill is below this. The problem is that when speaking in English a German will translate „Berg“ asMountain‚ when they really are talking about a ‚Hill‘. This, thus, causing confusion to the hearer.


 Phrase of the day:

„A frog in my throat“ means to be unable to speak normally because one’s throat is dry and hoarse.


Colloquial / Colloquialisms:

Ace“ – is a word to describe something as being „excellent„.


Cockney rhyming slang:

You looking for ‚Barney Rubble‘? which means „are you looking for trouble?


Quote of the week:

There is a principle that is a bar against all information, which is proof against all argument, and which cannot fail to keep man in everlasting ignorance. That principle is condemnation before investigation” Edmund Spencer.


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