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We're overdue a cheery Reg 'willkommen' to The Guardian's new Teutonic media and technology correspondent. Standing in for our liebling überblogstress Jemima Kiss, is the amazingly-named Mercedes Bunz. Despite the images of leather and polished wood her name might conjure, Ms Bunz was actually poached from Berlin-based …


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  1. TeeCee Gold badge

    I'm confused.

    Are we channeling Private Eye's "Pseuds Corner" here all of a sudden?

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    For Sweet and Sticky Talk Talk on the Wwwild Side

    "...because language is a virus." And it is also a powerfully addictive drug with Sublime Transparent HyperRadioProActive Controls, Ms Bunz, Mercedes.

  3. The Other Steve

    Sober as a judge

    I had to read that again in order to decide which of us is drunk. Sadly and somewhat unusually it turns out that I am sober. So it must be you.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    All together now...

    "What a load of..."

    Though to be fair English may not be her first language, and I'd like her to make it her last if that's what they write.

    Can't find the right place on the Guardian to send her a little missive along the lines of

    "Oy, Mercedes Bunz, No!"

  5. Graham Marsden

    I was just wondering...

    ... if she was related to amanfromMars when, lo and behold, I see a post from him as I go to the Comments page...!!

  6. Anonymous John


    "Emil Jellinek, known after 1903 as Emil Jellinek-Mercedes (6 April 1853 – 21 January 1918) was a wealthy European entrepreneur who sat on the board of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft ('DMG') between 1900 and 1909. He specified an engine designed there by Wilhelm Maybach for the first 'modern' car. Jellinek required naming the engine after his daughter], Mercedes Jellinek."

  7. Pedantic Twat

    blew me out

    I was just thinking that Mz Bunz must be the real identity of amanfrommars (1 or otherwise) but obviously not.

    Aardvark biscuit-barrel hatstand, to coin a pHrase.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Language is a Virus? YGBSM

    That was a nonsensical phrase, uttered by a nonsensical man, utterly plowed on bug powder.

    Fitting, for this day and age...

    Paris, because...this twa[t]ddle just screams for it.

  9. Aaron Em

    Not a great way to keep a job I think

    Am I correct in thinking that Ms Bunz just publicly, if somewhat subtly, slagged her new employer? After all, the Guardian is an "existing media structure", presumably as rife with "boundaries and oligopolies" as any other.

  10. Anonymous Coward

    The REAL future of journalism:


  11. Adam Williamson 1

    wait a minute...

    "what insights will Mercedes bring to The Guardian's world-beating coverage of itself, Twitter and its executives' favourite conferences?"

    Wait - I thought that was The Reg?

    Oh, no, of course - El Reg has the inestimable benefit of added coverage of Paris Hilton. As you were, then.

  12. Anonymous Coward
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    " amazingly-named Mercedes Bunz."

    by someone called Hillman Gimp??


  13. JohnG


    Given the Grauniad's legendary spelling errors, most people will assume her surname is really "Benz"

    "Hillman Gimp" - nice one - but you have to be old to remember those.

  14. Spot the Cat

    Hillman Gimp?

    Lester, Lester, is that you out there?

  15. Candy

    Languange is a virus...

    I wish my German was that good.

    Hell, some days, I wish my English was that good...

  16. Rob

    It's people like that....

    ... who coined the god awful phrase 'Web 2.0'

    Yes I said the 'W' word feel free to beat me with a large stick, I deserve it.

  17. disgruntled yank

    where every prospect pleases

    and only prose is viral.

    (or vile, take your pick)

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