One of the everyday words that have been tripping me is WALLET. What’s the German word for it? I hear it called so many different things: Portemonnaie, Brieftasche, Geldbeutel, Geldbörse…
I decided to settle this once and for all, and ask Google, via Image Search, to give me answers.
1. I looked up all the translations for Wallet
2. I plugged the words into Google Image and looked at the number of search results AND the images shown
3. Collect the data
4. Look up regional differences
5. Make a nice graph for you guys
Results: Portemonnaie is used in the north, Geldbeutel in the south. No real distinction on the kind of wallet (the small kind where bills are folded or the bigger kind where bills are flat).