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Shouldn't that be Überhaul?
Yes, but I lack the technological wherewithal to create an umlaut. I'm not sure whether the word should be italicized or not, since the addition of the "haul" sort of bastardizes the foreign aspect of the word. So I decided to put it in quotes (at least in the text of the post), instead. I was trying to cover all of my bases.
 

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I'm not sure whether the word should be italicized or not, since the addition of the "haul" sort of bastardizes the foreign aspect of the word.
Not quite:

[Middle English haulen, from Old French haler, of Germanic origin; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.]
 

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I believe it's "Überholung".






(Definition, über: a foreign word mistranslated and misused in American English to convey a certain worldly sophistication, which ironically is cancelled out by the very mis-use of the word, itself.) :twisted:
 

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Yes, but I lack the technological wherewithal to create an umlaut. I'm not sure whether the word should be italicized or not, since the addition of the "haul" sort of bastardizes the foreign aspect of the word. So I decided to put it in quotes (at least in the text of the post), instead. I was trying to cover all of my bases.
If you don't have an umlaut just add an "e", thus "ueberhaul". Not so sexy, but miles better than "uberhaul" (#^.^#)
 
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