Jury, die

An import via French that comes very close to being a pseudo-Anglicism, die Jury is the German word for a panel of judges at an art show, for a film festival or for a literary prize. Manfred Höfler (Dictionnaire des Anglicismes) traces this usage in French back to 1794. It is certainly a false friend: for many English speakers, the known distinction between "judge and jury" is actually a mental obstacle to a correct translation. The word has apparently made a round trip back into English in a highly specialized expression, a juried art show, meaning an exhibition selected by a panel. Feminine gender and pronounced with a non-English -zh- at the beginning and an uvular -r-.

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