Hi linguaphiles... I've cast a German academic in a novel I'm writing, and I have a scene where's she's condemning the lack of punctuality in Australia. She's speaking English in the scene, but I'd like the word she uses to have a faintly Germanic ring about it (as of a fluent non-native speaker whose English is correct but slightly atypical because of influence from her native tongue). I want her to say something like "It is a disgrace" or "This is terrible". What would she say in German, and what might this come out like in English? Thanks!
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