Niveaulimbo was voted Germany's youth word of the year last week. It means literally 'limbo level' and refers to the ever-declining quality of television programmes, and of conversations at parties. Arschfax, a visible label on one's underwear that hangs outside one's trousers, was in second place. The verb egosurfen, or surfing the internet looking for items about oneself, was in third place. This isn't a new word -- it has been around since the mid-1990s, but it has come to be used more often since the growth of sites such as Facebook. Speckbarbie was at number four, and this word caused much discussion among jury members, since some jurors thought it pejorative. It means literally 'bacon-fat Barbie', and refers to certain young women who dress in very skimpy clothes when going out. In fifth place was the texting abbreviation n1, standing for 'nice one', used frequently by German young people.
The poll was sponsored by the publishing house Langenscheidt. Here's the page from their site (in German).