Oct 17, 2021Heike Felber

What the Swabians call harbor cheese and the Hamburgers call junk, is by no means trivial in court. The time

This North German variant of the minor matter only made it into the 27th edition of the Duden, although almost everyone knows the junk. It is best pronounced with a rolled r and in the last syllable with an open o, then you immediately have the coast in mind. The High German incidental is described coolly and soberly as such and put aside. The clutter, on the other hand, is of minor importance, but there is a mild understanding that this minor matter may be considered by another to be less minor than one thinks it oneself.

Source: Encyclopedia of Beautiful Words | Roland Kaehlbrandt and Walter Kramer

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