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  1. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    Also, how come you can speak (at least a little) German? Have you learned it in school?
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    No. None. part of my family is German, but I know none. California Uber Alles is a famous song in the US. It is actually surprising how little prejudice there is against Germans here. We kind of save it for the French, and that is probably fair.
     


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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    You mean the cheese eating surrender monkeys?
     


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    It's been a while but I took 2 years in high school, 3 years in college, and try to read some occasionally so I can kind of communicate when I travel there. Unfortunately I took one year of German for Science and Engineering, so much of my knowledge consists of incredibly useful words like "Wandlerueberbrueckungskupplung," and "Schiebemuffe," and phrases like, "Kernkraftwerke sind sehr umweltfreundlich und effizient."
     
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    hmm. did not actually know this. sorry. haha.
     


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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe it is only famous for those of us who grew up in the 80s in California.
     


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    As bad as this might get, at least it's not the Tantric Massage Hong Kong thread.
     


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    I'm a quarter Polish.
     


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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Not sure if I'd call anything the DKs did "famous." Could just be where I was in the 80s too.
     


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    Thanks for the pictures. Some 250g packages here have markings on the package with 50g intervals.
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    Ah, okay. Good to know. It's interesting to know how Germany is perceived in other countires. Although the past isn't really connected to us anymore, I still think Germany suffers *a lot* under the past. There is no way anyone can ever speak out anything that might be associated with something done in the past. Also, we extremely lack patriotism due to our past. At least I, and my family, do. But from what I can tell, most do. We're good in technology and shit, but we still lack a consense
    FWIW, here, Americans (and America) are mostly perceived as: dumb, ignorant, naive, wanna-fight-for-every-drop-of-oil-but-ignoring-all-consequnces, war-affine, war-affine, war-affine and war-affine, the wanna-be-world-police, etc.
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    Lol. Especially the bold part is the most fun.
    If you've got any questions about German - grammar and stuff - feel free to ask. I'd also appreciate you (all) correcting my English, but probably do so via private messages as it might otherwise hijack the whole thread. :laugh:
     
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    So.. I'm quite a mix, but none of it is really for certain. My one grandmother grew up in a part of Germany which is now a part of Poland (Schlesien), so feel free to count her as Polish. My one grandfather lived in Croatia, though their family emigrated from Germany like two hundred years ago, thus are/were actual Germans. So I'm either 1/2 German, 1/4 Polish, 1/4 Croatian or 3/4 German, 1/4 Crotian or completely German. To be honest, I don't care, I just know that my grandfather's family lost lots of land in Croatia due to us (the Germans).
     
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    I see. I know next to nothing of my Polish ancestry. It comes from my grandfather on my father's side. But he died when my dad was 2, so he was raised by his Italian mother and grandmother in Italy until he was 11. Then he came back to the US. My mother's family is all Italian, but there may be some roots to parts of the Middle East, apparently.
     
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    Yeah, it's possible that our family (grandfather's family) has roots to the Middle East, too. My last name may somehow derive from over there, but none of it is really for certain.
     


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    To complete this, the more "educated" Germans also have a couple of compliments for America. In comparison to Germany, America allows people to become succesfull much more easily (i.e. they put much less obstaclesin their way, if they really want to fight for their aim). This might be part of the "country of unlimited opportunities", but it still is right, even at the moment. Just look how many great international musicians America has beared. Plus actors. There is no other country in the world where this is possible, imo, and that's not just because America has this and that many inhabitants. I have troubles telling five German actors that at least might not perish in "Hollywood", in fact I've troubles finding one. There are a few very good musicians in Germany but it's nothiing in comparison to the US.
     


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    Don't sweat it, boo.
     


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