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Old 01-17-2009, 03:17 AM   #1
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I hope none of our German members are offended by this. I just thought it was so funny. It is an ad for Berlitz language training.


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Old 01-17-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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A bit naughty but funny.
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:08 AM   #3
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as someone who has lived in several countries and have German friends they would really laugh at this.........I'm a tellin' ya....so don't worry.....nothing impresses me more than for have non-US'ers to pick up my words...I certainly do theirs..had a Scottish friend whose husband just roared with laughter at me describing her "fit to be tied"......... they had.never heard that expression before but it "fit" her to a "T"
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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*lol* I hope my english is a bit better ;o))

but I know quite a few of this people...
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Old 01-17-2009, 06:37 AM   #5
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as someone who has lived in several countries and have German friends they would really laugh at this.........I'm a tellin' ya....so don't worry.....nothing impresses me more than for have non-US'ers to pick up my words...I certainly do theirs..had a Scottish friend whose husband just roared with laughter at me describing her "fit to be tied"......... they had.never heard that expression before but it "fit" her to a "T"
I think we had the same 'English' teacher
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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I think we had the same 'English' teacher
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I bet that you and I both did........did you have (or forced to is more exact) to diagram sentences? My 4th grade teacher just pounded that into us........I was "fit to be tied"...........
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Old 01-17-2009, 04:36 PM   #7
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Yep I remember the day she started the diagram stuff...We were out at recess, and she called us in cause it was comin up a cloud...When she started it on the board there was a big clap of thunder, and the bottom fell out....I just knew it was gonna be a bad day!!
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Old 01-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #8
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Yep I remember the day she started the diagram stuff...We were out at recess, and she called us in cause it was comin up a cloud...When she started it on the board there was a big clap of thunder, and the bottom fell out....I just knew it was gonna be a bad day!!
oh, my, Uncle Bob, we both went thru the same torture....I wished that we had had the thunder so that we could have screamed with a good reason......Mrs Matocha got so carried away that we'd MISS recess.........her motto was "more is good" and we didn't have air conditioning either.........none of you young'uns know the muscle spasms of diagramming sentences...........oh, well....I'll never forget her........that's for sure......"an idle mind is the devil's workshop" was her fav quote and we were definitely NOT kept idle for one second.......
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Funny stuff! It reminds me of a true story in which the shoe is on the other foot -- but the moral is nonetheless the same:

World War I involved a great deal of fighting from trenches that were separated by only a hundred feet or less. It is reported that when a band of German soldiers held up a sign reading "GOTT MIT UNS!," which means "GOD WITH US," the Doughboys responded with their own sign: "WE GOT MITTENS TOO!"
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Funny stuff! It reminds me of a true story in which the shoe is on the other foot -- but the moral is nonetheless the same:

World War I involved a great deal of fighting from trenches that were separated by only a hundred feet or less. It is reported that when a band of German soldiers held up a sign reading "GOTT MIT UNS!," which means "GOD WITH US," the Doughboys responded with their own sign: "WE GOT MITTENS TOO!"
That's funny, Scotch!
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