German names in Hollywood.. I don't know why I laughed so hard.. eti, Youve Greek, but your Huang d your last name for show Business? No, actually my name was ,
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German names in Hollywood.

I don't know why I laughed so hard.

eti,
Youve Greek, but your Huang d your last name for
show Business?
No, actually my name was ,' ries ,
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#48 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
Neither of them are Greek. They are both American.

It's always funny when Americans talk about how they are Irish or Italian or Greek or (the most popular one) native American, when they know nothing about Ireland or Italy or Greece or whichever native American tribe is currently popular.
#45 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
Mein Fuhrer's name is know by everyone and he ain't in showbizz though he is very entertaining and attracts large masses. Superior Super Fuhrer.
#40 - skrewbacca (07/11/2013) [-]
"My brother has ADD - which is weird because he drives a Ford Focus"
#31 - LocoJoe (07/11/2013) [-]
"berg"
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#26 - worried (07/11/2013) [-]
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mfw OP thinks berg is german
User avatar #47 to #26 - crotchlesshotpants (07/11/2013) [-]
Berg is an German Name or Name-appendix.
Many Jews used to live in Germany until the third Reich and some of them fled to other parts of the world.
User avatar #38 to #26 - ivoryhammer (07/11/2013) [-]
Probably because it is?
#50 to #38 - worried (07/11/2013) [-]
well, the way i see it, there are more jews with the appendix "berg" than germans with the name berg, so using that, berg is associated with a jewish name as opposed to a german
User avatar #34 to #26 - metalmind ONLINE (07/11/2013) [-]
They are. Berg is a German word. The Names come from German, as a lot of Jews used to live in Germany.
#33 to #26 - dorklordrises (07/11/2013) [-]
Not wanting to be "Hurr your joke needs to face up to reality" I just think this is interesting: Most 'stereotypical Jewish' names like somethingberg were chosen in an attempt to blend in with traditional German names.

(I am a sad man that finds this interesting...)
#39 to #33 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
In a lot of cases, they were not chosen, but they were assigned when Queen Maria Theresia of Austria startet to build her DJ 4DM1Nistration. A lot of really bad names were assigned to jewish families because the magistrates were often antisemites. Others had to bribe them to avoid humiliating names. (In jewish tradition, there are no family names, you were named after your father, very much like it was common practice in scandinavia.)
#49 to #39 - crotchlesshotpants (07/11/2013) [-]
Benjamin Ben David.
Ben (in Hebrew: בֶּן‎, Son of) forms part of surnames, e.g. Abraham ben Abraham

Youre right and im interested in such things too
#46 to #39 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
That's what the jews want you to think.
If you know the real name of a jew and spell it, you can break his summoning contract and he is sent back to the neitherworld.
User avatar #32 to #26 - whoofwho (07/11/2013) [-]
I didn't want to write "Jewish names in Hollywood" because I didn't want to offend anyone, but by saying this I'm probably offending Germans. Oh **** it.
#25 - tefuck (07/11/2013) [-]
Yaaay Zack
Yaaay Zack
#24 - MythBuster (07/11/2013) [-]
my fav gif from between two ferns
my fav gif from between two ferns
User avatar #42 to #24 - fedor (07/11/2013) [-]
That interview was super awkward
User avatar #12 - nuclearcomedy (07/11/2013) [-]
Galifinakisberg doesn't sound very German to me.....
User avatar #21 to #12 - tigersstripes (07/11/2013) [-]
Berg is Nordic, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish. Also, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, German, and Polish are sometimes considered Nordic. So....yes.
User avatar #35 to #21 - metalmind ONLINE (07/11/2013) [-]
They are all, exept polish, Germanic languages.
However a large part of Poland used to be Part of Germany until 1939.
User avatar #41 to #35 - RepostDetective (07/11/2013) [-]
ok im going to have to stop you here. Big parts of Poland were part of Germany until 1918 because when Germany lost the 1st World War they were shrunk in order to make them less dangerous. After 1918 Only a relativly small part of "Prussia", which today is Polad, was left to ermany. In 1939 they just took over Poland thus making it all belong to them. I hope this helps.
#43 to #41 - metalmind ONLINE (07/11/2013) [-]
Look at the map. This is after 1918. And did I ever say "after 1918"? I said until 1938. That includes the time before WW1.
User avatar #44 to #43 - RepostDetective (07/11/2013) [-]
yeah but you said "large part", get a map from bevor 1918 and you will se what i mean. What you have there are the remaining bits of "East Prussia" thats not a large part. And btw I dont think that Germany ruling over Poland for such a relativly "short period of time has a real influence on a language. Especially when one is a Germanic language and the other is a Slavic language.
#52 to #44 - anonymous (07/16/2013) [-]
A good part of what is now Poland used to be part of Prussia which in turn was part of Germany. However during the whole Blitzkrieg thing, Russia worked together with Germany to get this war over as fast as possible. However, after the Blitzkrieg, the relations between Germany and Russia worsened, Russia became an enemy of Germany along with most of the World and WW2 happened.
However after the war, Russia was one of the winners, and thus didn't realy feel like returning all of the conquered territory. They returned some of it, but not all. Instead previously German territories were transfered to Poland.
TL;DR:
Poland was pushed westwards on the map, taking some previously German territory.
User avatar #36 to #35 - metalmind ONLINE (07/11/2013) [-]
Therefore a lot of people had German names in Westpreussen, or Northern Poland.
User avatar #51 to #36 - RepostDetective (07/11/2013) [-]
*Ostpreussen
User avatar #13 to #12 - whoofwho (07/11/2013) [-]
No it sounds Jewish, but he's not an accountant so it can't be true.
User avatar #14 to #13 - nuclearcomedy (07/11/2013) [-]
Although comedy is a jew thing, look at Sandler.
User avatar #18 to #14 - konradkurze (07/11/2013) [-]
and fran drescher, jeff goldblum, lisa kudrow, david schwimmer, mel brooks, etc
User avatar #17 to #14 - captalexander (07/11/2013) [-]
And Seinfeld
User avatar #15 to #14 - whoofwho (07/11/2013) [-]
True, true.
#11 - selfdenyingbeggar (07/11/2013) [-]
Does anyone know which interview is this??
#37 to #11 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
Its called Between two ferns: Tila Tequilla thats why its harder to find
#27 to #11 - Penn (07/11/2013) [-]
The one with Jennifer Aniston.
#23 to #11 - anonymous (07/11/2013) [-]
funny or die
User avatar #22 to #11 - rhc (07/11/2013) [-]
zach galifianakis and jennifer aniston.
#10 - sanguinesolitude (07/11/2013) [-]
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#9 - cascarita (07/11/2013) [-]
"I heard your last name used to be even longer, but you ate all the other letters of the alphabet."
User avatar #1 - pompladouche (07/10/2013) [-]
She didn't change her name. She was born Anniston. Her father changed the family name before she was born. It was Anastasakis

*nobody cares Pomp...its just a funny post*
User avatar #20 to #1 - hotschurl (07/11/2013) [-]
Oh? I actually know someone with that last name. Gotta tell him this
User avatar #16 to #1 - esmebuffay (07/11/2013) [-]
Her father was also on a popular soap opera called Days of our Lives for many years.
User avatar #4 to #1 - whoofwho (07/10/2013) [-]
I care :3
User avatar #2 to #1 - pompladouche (07/10/2013) [-]
*Aniston
#3 to #2 - myrrdhin (07/10/2013) [-]
*Anastassakis
#6 to #3 - mattymc (07/11/2013) [-]
A-nice-ass-akis
User avatar #5 to #3 - JNS (07/11/2013) [-]
*Anaosfndipiauhvpiasnefoisabashpifhuasdfnkis
User avatar #7 to #5 - toxikxvenom (07/11/2013) [-]
Yep. Guys its Anaosfndipiauhvpiasnefoisabashpifhuasdfnkis.
User avatar #19 to #7 - konradkurze (07/11/2013) [-]
still makes more sense than indian names
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