The upper franconian word of the year 2018 is "derschwitzen". The summer of 2018, with its weeks of high temperatures of over 30 degrees, was just that: "a sweat". This opinion was shared by a large number of the more than 1,500 entries sent in by numerous upper franconians by postcard, web form or e-mail.
"We are still under the impressions of the summer"
For four-headed jury, consisting of barbara christoph, head of the cultural service office of the district of upper franconia, sabine knieling from the media partner extra-radio from hof, dr. Almut konig from the chair of germanic linguistics at the friedrich-alexander-university erlangen as well as the director of the farm museum kleinlosnitz, bertram popp, the decision was accordingly quickly clear. "We are still under the impressions of the summer. Therefore, the decision for this dialect word was made very quickly and consensually", barbara christoph gives an insight into deliberations of the jury.