glhansen (glhansen) wrote in denglish,

Aluhüte und Sheeple

You have the word Aluhut for aluminum foil hat. It's such a compact and convenient word, I've been trying to introduce it over here. But I also want to use the word for the people who wear the aluminum foil hats, not just the headwear. As in, "Die Aluhüte sind sehr an dem Unfall am Suezkanal interessiert." But does that work?

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