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bolemongo wrote:
PunktPunktPunkt wrote:
weltanschauung (anyone know why the german word is common in this context?)

it's because it sounds cool of course... just like weltschmerz, schadenfreude, spielführer and schreibtischerei... :)


so, why is Sauerkraut an english word then? that is a pretty embarassing word (and I'm not quite sure what schreibtischerei means). :D

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edit: not heard of hans fallada? weird... kleiner mann etc totally describes the despair of the kleiner mann during the weimar republic.

wikipedia wrote:
Little Man, What Now? (German title: Kleiner Mann, was nun?) is a novel by Hans Fallada, which was first published in 1932, the year before Adolf Hitler's rise to power. The book was an immediate success in Germany, where today it is considered to be a modern classic, given its intense descriptions of the last days of the Weimar Republic. The book was also the breakthrough for Fallada as a writer of fiction.


sounds interesting, thanks (will check it out sometime).
Another Weimar Republic book that I want to read since a long time is Berlin Alexanderplatz, I have it for ages now but somehow never started it.


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PunktPunktPunkt wrote:
so, why is Sauerkraut an english word then? that is a pretty embarassing word (and I'm not quite sure what schreibtischerei means). :D

schreibtischerei? a word i picked up from an interview with traudl junge. tedious paperwork... and sauerkraut does make pickled cabbage sound more palatable... seriously!
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Berlin Alexanderplatz, I have it for ages now but somehow never started it.

good stuff! recommended!


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and sauerkraut does make pickled cabbage sound more palatable... seriously!


ha, agreed, in german the word describes it exactly as disgusting as it really is. :D


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and sauerkraut does make pickled cabbage sound more palatable... seriously!


ha, agreed, in german the word describes it exactly as disgusting as it really is. :D

hey, sauerkraut and eisbein rule! and toss in a few nürnbergers and some senf as well! :D

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edit: i'm drunk and just have to post these two fabulous and bona fide german nouns:

donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz

:lol: :lol: :lol:


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blew through "the road" on a long flight earlier this week. slightly disappointed by the ending but i'm looking forward to the film.

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just purchased from Oxfam.... kinda annoyed that they charged me £9.99 for a book that's £20 new, and some thick cunt has scribbled notes all over several pages, probably some dimwit student fucker

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bolemongo wrote:
donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft

rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz

:lol: :lol: :lol:


these are amazing. :lol:

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and some thick cunt has scribbled notes all over several pages, probably some dimwit student fucker


I often write in my books, too. :oops:


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and some thick cunt has scribbled notes all over several pages, probably some dimwit student fucker


I often write in my books, too. :oops:


I don't think I could bring myself to do that.
Fortunately, this was all in pencil, and I've managed to rub out most of it.

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just purchased from Oxfam....


I don't even go into those Oxfam bookshops now on principal. I can accept that the old system of selling books for 10p and 20p was not profitable but the stuff in the specialist book shops is seriously overprice and seems to take no notice of the condition. Fuck them.

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mudjacker wrote:
PunktPunktPunkt wrote:
mudjacker wrote:
and some thick cunt has scribbled notes all over several pages, probably some dimwit student fucker


I often write in my books, too. :oops:


I don't think I could bring myself to do that.
Fortunately, this was all in pencil, and I've managed to rub out most of it.

stalin has his written commentary in all his books...


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