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We present the results of an acceptability rating study investigating the eponymous effect of topicality on Topic Drop, i.e. the omission of a preverbal constituent, in German. 48 participants rated the acceptability of items presented as text message dialogues on a 7-point Likert scale. On the one hand, the data reveal no significant interaction between topicality and Topic Drop questioning the impact of topicality for the omission. On the other hand, a significant interaction between Topic Drop and person shows that Topic Drop is less acceptable with 3rd person compared to 1st person confirming previous corpus findings.