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#46 - konradkurze
Reply +128
(04/07/2014) [+] (13 replies)
stickied by animeartlover
christmas trees were originally a pagan tradition before the western churchs decided to christian the **** out of everthing pagan

and a little warning to movie fans....because of too many tourists trying to reenact movies with super fast driving on the autobahn, germany actually watches out for that now and deals with people who try
#53 to #46 - animeartlover [OP]
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(04/07/2014) [-]
That's true, but from what i have learned, Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition as we now know it in the 16th century when devout Christians decorated trees with apples to represent forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden.
#55 to #53 - konradkurze
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(04/07/2014) [-]
true but the original tradition of the tree was having an evergreen plant inside your home during winter to inspire the coming of a fresh new spring soon

sad how christians bleated "nuuuh nuuh thats devil worship"
#56 to #55 - animeartlover [OP]
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(04/07/2014) [-]
I love learning, Thanks person.
#57 to #56 - konradkurze
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(04/07/2014) [-]
#261 to #46 - ludislavonac
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Wrong, the tradition came from the coronation of Charlemagne as the "Roman" emperor in 800 AD, on the 25th of december, they decorated trees in the St. Peter basilica with gold and silver.
#263 to #261 - konradkurze
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(04/08/2014) [-]
thats decorating the trees, not originally having them in homes to begin with
#110 to #46 - blackrookfiend
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(04/07/2014) [-]
OH MY ******* GOD. KONRAD. YOU LIVE. THE ULTRASMURFS SAID YOU HAD PERISHED.
#198 to #110 - konradkurze
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(04/08/2014) [-]
the smurf lies
dont trust those blue bastards
#188 to #46 - jaggedherp
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(04/08/2014) [-]
How do they deal with people reenacting movies? Is it a fine for street racing or something?
#210 to #46 - anon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
I think it might mean the tradition of putting lights on Christmas trees originated in Germany, because as far as I know Martin Luther was the first one to do that, for his wife or something.
#142 to #46 - leonhardt
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Could there not have been German Pagans who started up the tradition in the first place?
#205 to #46 - malhaloc
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(04/08/2014) [-]
I would like to point out that religion =/= nationality. Do you either have proof the pagans who weren't from Germany or of a country called Pagany?
#104 to #46 - nibbero ONLINE
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(04/07/2014) [-]
O Tannenbaum!
#20 - inuares
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(04/07/2014) [-]
#173 to #20 - anon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
#182 to #20 - supercookieduster ONLINE
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(04/08/2014) [-]
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#22 to #20 - teratorn
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Whenever i see gummy bears peanutbiter comes to my mind.
#80 to #22 - sonnyboii
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(04/07/2014) [-]
I will tell my grandchildren about the great peanutbitter, if i ever see them with gummy bears
#1 - teludabomb
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Was going to make a joke about the Currywurst but...
#60 to #1 - guicosta
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Meine Dame M'Lady
#67 to #1 - nickydj
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Oh damn...
#2 to #1 - faimbot
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Don't be a...brat.

That's the wurst.
#5 - dangler
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(04/07/2014) [-]
That's a dickload of zoos for Germany's size.. Not that Germany is small, but 400? That's three times as many as there are in the US
#11 to #5 - doktorwhat
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(04/07/2014) [-]
I just looked it up - a "zoo" could also be an insect museum or a petting zoo, aquarium, and there are even "dinosaur zoos" where they have mechanised dinosaurs that sit there. There's even a goat park and a bunch of farms that people can visit and pay to milk cows or fee goats. Plus, the list doesn't mention how many are closed: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_zoos_in_Germany
#17 to #11 - metis
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(04/07/2014) [-]
i dont know a single person that calls an aquarium a "zoo". and im living in germany for 26 years now
#26 to #17 - doktorwhat
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Schau dir doch die Liste an: es gibt in die erste 6 Einträge Tierpark, Bird Park, Falconry, Aquarium, Wildlife Park...

ich meinte nur dass OP hat warscheinlich so eine Liste ausgewertet und nicht reine Tierparks. Auf die US Wikipedia Seite sind Zoos und Aquariums getrennt - auch petting-zoos (was nur Bauer-tiere haben).

Aber ich finde persönlich Zoos eine Tierquälerei - die meiste Tiere sind sehr intelligent und wissen schon dass es scheiße ist, dass die in so nen kleinen Käfig derend lebenlang bleiben müssen, und werden ständig von Menschen beobachtet. Hast du jemals die Gorillas gesehen? Die sitzen mit Rücken zum Publikum und sehen so depri aus. Es ist schon cool dass ich wildtiere in meiner Stadt sehen kann, ohne nach Afrika und Asien fahren zu müssen, aber es ist einfach so traug wie Löwen und Tiger und Sharks und Elefanten so einen scheiß Leben haben (naturlich haben die dann keine Feinde im Zoo, aber die können auch nicht mehr als 100m laufen)
#27 to #26 - metis
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(04/07/2014) [-]
wollte niemandem widersprechen oder was als falsch betiteln, wollte nur mal erwähnen dass ich keinen kenn der ein aquarium als zoo bezeichnet^^
#29 to #27 - doktorwhat
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(04/07/2014) [-]
richtig. Ich stimme zu. Ich meinte nur dass OP's 400 Zoos in Deutschland ist falsch, weil diese Anzahl wurde von Wikipedia genommen auf eine Seite wo auch Aquariums und Vogelparks aufgelistet sind. Statistik ist schon wichtig - alles sollte richtig gemessen und die Daten dann auch "richtig" interpretiert werden. Like the old saying: "it's like comparing apples to oranges"
#31 to #29 - gisuar
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(04/07/2014) [-]
sry aber Aquarien
#103 to #31 - sry
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(04/07/2014) [-]
whats goin on germany kids?
#34 to #31 - doktorwhat
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(04/07/2014) [-]
danke. Englisch ist meine Muttersprache - ich hab Deutsch gelernt als ich hier gezogen bin vor sieben Jahre (und ich habe nur meistens gesprochen - also kein Sprachkurs oder sowas - aber ich nehme immer gern Korrekture an - ich möchte schon mein Deutsch verbessern und so. Und dann als nächstes sollte ich Französisch lernen, damit ich alle EU-Sprachen kann und für das eventuelle EU-Kanzler-Position bewerben ;)
#40 to #34 - gisuar
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(04/07/2014) [-]
dafür dass du keinen kurs belegt hast oder auf eine schule gegangen bist muss ich sagen ist dein deutsch nicht schlecht (ich bin nur zu faul um auf groß und kleinschreibung zu achten). wobei es keinen eu kanzler gibt so weit ich weiß. ich weiß nicht mal wer eigentlich das "oberhaupt" der eu ist falls es sowas überhaupt gibt.

ach und der plural vieler wörter im deutschen ist ein wenig seltsam z.b. wäre er für kaktus kakteen oder für forum foren für manche wörter aus dem lateinischen z.b. benutzt man die der lateinischen grammatik entsprechenden endungen antobiotikum sgl und antibiotika pl
#59 to #40 - doktorwhat
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Artikel :: Artikel
Schwan :: Schwäne
Auto :: Autos
Kind :: Kinder

was mich mehr verwirrt sind der/die/das in alle Fälle: "Derjenigen, die mit denen, die damals das vorraussichtle(r?) Hausverbot in den Boot käme waren mir einfach zu viel." oder sowas... It's all pretty logical, even the Ausnahmen, so when I speak people usually have no problems with incorrect tense and everyone uses English words all the time, even at work (Database anstatt Datenbank usw.), so I get around all right.

I gotta get to bed. You take it easy!
#233 to #59 - snaigen
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Dein Deutsch ist echt super! Sei nicht so kritisch mit dir selbst, es gibt so viele deutsche hier, die nicht richtig Deutsch können. Von den Kebabs will ich gar nicht erst anfangen..
Es stimmt auch, dass immer mehr englisch im deutschen einfließt und das finde ich nicht schlecht (es sei denn, Leute fühlen sich wichtiger als sie sind, wenn sie viele englische Wörter benutzen).
#234 to #233 - kebabs
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(04/08/2014) [-]
urmum
#54 to #40 - doktorwhat
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(04/07/2014) [-]
daswegen einen "eventuelle-EU-Kanzler" ;)
#109 to #54 - anon
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(04/07/2014) [-]
The EU has a council president (Ratspräsident) and a commission president (Kommissionspräsident). Good luck getting one of those positions: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%A4sident_der_Europ%C3%A4ischen_Kommission
#6 to #5 - hugebulliest
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(04/07/2014) [-]
What can I say, they like to lock things up.
#79 to #6 - komandantmirkoo
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(04/07/2014) [-]
they only lock up filthy animals
#191 to #79 - hugebulliest
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(04/08/2014) [-]
badtum tss
#298 to #6 - anon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
choking on my coffee, thanks
#13 - DoomGuy
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(04/07/2014) [-]
I'm not surprised at the second fact. If you had the ovens the Germans have, you'd have a lot of bread, too.
#65 to #13 - jeskos
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Most people returning from an exchange year in the US or similiar regions really start to miss bread, it's just how we are...
#133 to #65 - justleaving
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Have some French bread then
#363 to #133 - jeskos
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(04/08/2014) [-]
You get tired of just that too eventually..
I for my part like some dark bred from time to time too, France doens't offer that
#175 to #13 - kilotech
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(04/08/2014) [-]
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#23 to #13 - oosulley
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(04/07/2014) [-]
#132 to #13 - justleaving
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#10 - skrewbacca
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Haribo actually stands for HAns RIegel BOnn, Bonn is the name of the city where Hans Riegel startet to produce.
Haribo actually stands for HAns RIegel BOnn, Bonn is the name of the city where Hans Riegel startet to produce.
#70 to #10 - jeskos
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Haribo - the only thing Bonn has to offer besides Beethoven
#143 to #10 - leonhardt
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(04/08/2014) [-]
I'm learning.
#19 to #10 - thepastryistrue
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Wooohoo! 2000 Jahre Bonn!
#39 to #19 - ZeGerman
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Grüße aus Buschdorf!
#97 to #39 - crazymungo
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Ja fett. Grüße aus Bonn West
#139 to #97 - mindfeeder
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Yeah, letztes Wochenende noch in Bad Godesberg verbracht!
#249 to #139 - niggernazi
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(04/08/2014) [-]
sieg heil
#256 to #249 - ZeGerman
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Gesundheit.
#257 to #256 - niggernazi
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(04/08/2014) [-]
sorry, that was all the german i can speak
#258 to #257 - ZeGerman
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Dann lern gefälligst mehr, alter Rosettenrubbler!
#259 to #258 - niggernazi
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(04/08/2014) [-]
im sorry if i disrespected hitler
#21 to #19 - thepastryistrue
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(04/07/2014) [-]
well, 2025...
#68 to #19 - jeskos
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Sind hier so viele Bonner? O.o
#131 to #68 - aerosol ONLINE
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Bonner
Bonner
#272 to #131 - thepastryistrue
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Düsseldorfer, wa?
Düsseldorfer, wa?
#3 - obsidicus
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(04/07/2014) [-]
German cat approves these facts
#44 - kurd
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(04/07/2014) [-]
**kurd rolled image** I wanna know why its called a germany, you guys only have 1 fucing country, i think that name belongs to england.
**kurd rolled image** I wanna know why its called a germany, you guys only have 1 fucing country, i think that name belongs to england.
#85 to #44 - lgninjaleetful
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(04/07/2014) [-]
source on that gif?
#94 to #85 - casualwadhead
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(04/07/2014) [-]
bakemonogatari or nisemonogatari. or nekomonogatari. bake* is the first season though.
#86 to #85 - kurd
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(04/07/2014) [-]
no idea, its a roll.
#126 to #44 - internetexplain
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(04/08/2014) [-]
#300 to #44 - ljxjlos
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(04/08/2014) [-]
I know that you´re joking, but if I remember right, the name came to be like this:

German people were called Germanen, Ger = a word for Spear, Mannen = Männer...so the country was called Germanien. Germanien -> Germany..at least I think that´s how it is.
#372 to #300 - solidderking
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(04/10/2014) [-]
as german i can confirm this
#45 to #44 - germanyexplain
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(04/07/2014) [-]
****, this job is harder than i thought. i don't even understand what the **** you were trying to say
#48 to #45 - kurd
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Im just saying random ****. GerMANY as in.. a lot. England had a lot of countries. Countries have people. People have 10 fingers. FIngers have nails. If you put the S in nails up front it spells "snails". Snails are slimey. Slimey is an anagram for Smiley.
People smile when theyre happy. Happy.. as in happy meal. Happymeals can be orderd at a mcdonalds. Mcdonalds is an international company. Companies have buildings. The twin towers were buildings.
...it all makes sense

Germany was behind 911



#50 to #48 - germanyexplain
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(04/07/2014) [-]
looks like you found out....
i'm not gonna explain why we did it though.
#51 to #50 - kurd
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(04/07/2014) [-]
**kurd rolled image** you dont need to tell me, this picture i just rolled seems to explain it quite well.
#176 to #51 - yuukoku
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Dear God... the man who stole the dead dog was Angela Merkel in disguise...
#52 to #51 - kurd
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(04/07/2014) [-]
You see the dog resembles germany and the kid is america, they tried to hide it... and get rid of the truth. Untill someone too it and ran away.
#373 to #48 - metalmind
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(04/12/2014) [-]
Well, the terrorists trained here, but nothing more.
#47 to #45 - germanyexplain
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(04/07/2014) [-]
nevermind, i got it. nearly forgot all the jokes on this website are terrible puns.
#61 to #47 - doitsu
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Verdamda schiesendreg warüm bin isch nischt auf den Germanyexplain gegomme?
Verdamda schiesendreg warüm bin isch nischt auf den Germanyexplain gegomme?
#220 to #45 - sprites
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(04/08/2014) [-]
#75 - hotschurl
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Germany mentioned, swell with pride... but not too much or else you get looked at weirdly here
#77 to #75 - wersand
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(04/07/2014) [-]
I think it's really sad that Germans feel looked down on when they try to show pride, if it makes you feel any better, I totally tell all of my friend that Germany is the place to go. I stayed there for three months, and the only thing I didn't like was that I booked hostels in the red light districts without knowing it. (Amateur traveler here.)
tl;dr- Germany and Germans are cool.
#84 to #77 - Rideandrum
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Hey man I totally agree. I am an American currently studying in Germany, and I ******* love it here. The people are extremely hard working and I couldn't be more proud to see how far they have come since the second World War. It really saddens me to see how much uncalled for hate the German people get because of what their ancestors partook in. If only everyone could see what the German people have truly become: a sincere (albeit very direct) people who know how to work hard and party harder.

Ich wünsche, dass ich könnte in Deutschland für immer wohnen. Leider muss ich zurück fahren. Irgendwann komme ich wieder. Weiter Deutschland! Bleib stark und bleib vorsichtig!
#115 to #84 - douevensax
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(04/07/2014) [-]
It's so stupid when people judge through ancestors.
#342 to #84 - touchmyfunny
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Maybe a lot of germans are smart enough to know that beeing proud of yourself for something that WAS NOT ******* EARNED BY YOURSELF is pretty pathetic. If you know you didn't reach anything yet, then you'll start doing something. I would say be kind, helpful and do something good and productive, THEN be proud. (btw. the germans here who are desperately and always taking their pride from their nationality, are very often the ones who are lazy, weird and arrogant pricks). Most germans are great. I love it here.
#78 to #77 - hotschurl
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(04/07/2014) [-]
And we love you too, random citizen!
And we love you too, random citizen!
#8 - timmity
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(04/07/2014) [-]
I love Germany, I love how it looks, the culture, the language, the accent, the food, the location, just everything in general.
#69 to #8 - jeskos
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Don't you dare to love a German accent on the English language, it is the biggest crap you ever heard.. When you go and listen to 80% of the English teachers there won't be a proper th and well.. you can figure the students by this..
#74 to #69 - timmity
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(04/07/2014) [-]
but speaking german
#362 to #74 - jeskos
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Speaking german isn't an accent, is it?
#365 to #362 - timmity
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(04/08/2014) [-]
GERMAN IN A GERMAN ACCENT
#369 to #365 - jeskos
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(04/09/2014) [-]
That's liek saying you speak English in an English accent. You don't.. I hope.. You'd rather say with a British/Irish/American or whatever accent. This is in every way comparable to the german language, you don't speak German in a German accent, but German in a Bayrischen/Sächsichen/Frieseschen accent.
#370 to #369 - timmity
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(04/09/2014) [-]
Ok then, the sound of the laungauge. Also, I do speak english with an english accent, as in posh english.
#275 to #8 - iphraem
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(04/08/2014) [-]
well and I hate everything you mentioned here. I guess the apples always look better in your neighbors garden.
#302 to #8 - ljxjlos
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Have you ever been here? It isn´t all that great. I mean, yeah, it´s nice and cozy and all, but also boring as hell. And most people have an incredibly ****** attitude and think that hard work and a good career are more important than fun and real quality in live. It´s not a good place if you want to enjoy yourself, to be honest.
#360 to #302 - anon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Come to Greece
#366 to #360 - ljxjlos
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(04/08/2014) [-]
...too hot.D
#329 to #302 - anon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
" and think that hard work and a good career are more important than fun and real quality in live"
Sorry, but most people think so. Its not just the Germans unfortunately.
#330 to #329 - ljxjlos
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(04/08/2014) [-]
It´s worse in Germany, tho. You´ll get weird looks if you even say that you´d prefer a fun job over one with high career chances...it´s depressing, really.
#9 to #8 - timmity
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Except the government.
#185 to #9 - EpicAnon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Same can be said for the US.
#356 to #185 - timmity
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(04/08/2014) [-]
no, it ******* can't, I'm so sorry, it just ******* can't. It's ugly in most places, either plains and **** or slums or suberbs, but it does have some few nice forests and mountains, Canada has all the good bits without the ****, culture? are you ******* kidding me "bbe greedy, care about yourself, **** everyone else in the ass in exchange for insurance or money" yeah, no. language, again, wtf, english is terrible, It's french, nordic, old german and frelitivly newish german with some made up ******** in between. It's that fat kid at the back of the bbus giving everything abbreviations and eating every one elses pelling, pronounciation and grammar. The food, just why, it'/s processed as all ****, tasty, yes, but so ******* unhealthy it's not ******* worth it. Location. wut. the only worth while country it touches is Canada, Germany touches france, luxemburg, belgium, netherlands, switzerland, austria, poland and czech republic. Everything in general? stop, no, I can't even be bothered anymore.
#71 to #9 - negativeone
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(04/07/2014) [-]
Yeah, their government is really something. It's thanks to those idiots that I do not know my father.
#376 to #9 - metalmind
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(04/12/2014) [-]
Well, it's far better than most governments.
But I agree, I dislike the higher level politicians.
#317 to #9 - anon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Late question, do you not like the current government, as in Merkel, or do you not like the system of the government, as in social democracy?
#353 to #317 - timmity
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(04/08/2014) [-]
I love social democracy, as w can see it is the best system yet, look at Germany and Canada, super financially stable and mots people have stable jobs and are happy. It's the current government, it seems very, not oppressive but restrictive, it just sort of doesn't feel free.
#367 to #353 - anon
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(04/08/2014) [-]
Good answer.
Merkel is basically just a blubbering puppet of the lobby, the economical success of Germany in the last term was due to Steinbrück, the finance minister at the time.
He lost the election 2013 to Merkel because so many idiots like her for saying nice sounding but completely meaningless ****.