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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 10:33:40 AM   
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Stumbled upon this and imediatly thought about this thread

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 11:27:01 AM   
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Stumbled upon this and imediatly thought about this thread

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I'm defenitly no good German!

I hate that "hello" crap at the doctor's and consequently deny to say it, as well as I think those "greetings to" is stupid...

But it's true, the rest does it

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 11:53:50 AM   
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Some stuff is scary, especialy the "Hands under the table part" After a brief second I realized its true and even the thought about someone siting at my table without having the hands on it makes me upset O.o

KEEP YOUR FRIGGIN HANDS WHERE I SEE THEM OR ELSE !!!!!!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 12:03:27 PM   
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Some stuff is scary, especialy the "Hands under the table part" After a brief second I realized its true and even the thought about someone siting at my table without having the hands on it makes me upset O.o

KEEP YOUR FRIGGIN HANDS WHERE I SEE THEM OR ELSE !!!!!!

yes!

but don't put too much of your arms on the table as well!
Never touch the table with your elbow and if you really know hot to behave, you'll know that your hands may only lie on the table to the wrist.


But back to that Hello...
The last thing I want to do when I am cramped into a small room with strangers who are (seriously) ill, is to socialize with them! I'd defenitly go to a doctor who has solitary cells as waiting rooms!

< Message edited by Historiker -- 5/11/2012 12:05:02 PM >


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 1:07:10 PM   
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Pee sitting down? Really?

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 1:15:05 PM   
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Older gents should sit down when they pee. Its easier to empty the bladder and is better for the prostate! (I have no clue why I learn stuff like that?)

Also its adviseable to sit down when you are very, very drunk. A friend of mine lost three teeth falling into the bathroom wall face first when he lost his balance trying to pee standing. It was hilarious!

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 3:40:47 PM   
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Some stuff is scary, especialy the "Hands under the table part" After a brief second I realized its true and even the thought about someone siting at my table without having the hands on it makes me upset O.o

KEEP YOUR FRIGGIN HANDS WHERE I SEE THEM OR ELSE !!!!!!


Huh. Cultural differences. If you had observed this habit in my childhood home you would have gone very hungry. My mother, Canadian but raised by a Victorian English father, considered the non-forked hand in sight to be a sin worthy of banishment from the table. It went in the lap. Period. "Elbows off the table" was never discussed. Too horrible.

Looking these rules over I was also struck by the "face forward to leave" one. I was reminded of an old psychological study by a team of scientists who rode on NYC subways for weeks, observing gender behavior. They observed that almost all the time, when people passed each other to get on or off the train, males turned toward the other person (of either gender), and females turned away. They speculated that men were inherently defensive and looking for aggressive acts, while women were protective of their reproductive and nursing areas and similarly acting according to their wiring. Evolution at work.

In the US there's also a huge gender stamp in how men and women examine their fingermails. Men curl and glance, women extend their hands with fingers up and spread. Next time you're with friends getting drunk, propose an unannounced test. Laugh at the men who get it wrong.

Lastly, I myself have conducted research in fast food joints over the years. Men and wonen, paper-wrapped drinking straws. Women--gently tear the paper down the length of the straw, extract it, place it in the drink. Men--wrap the entire hand around the straw and slam it onto the table endwise, forcing the straw to be rammed through the paper and extend past the foresk . . . protective layer. Make of that what you will.

The same in Germany? Perhaps there men stand up to ram their straws?

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 3:47:31 PM   
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The same in Germany? Perhaps there men stand up to ram their straws?

Men are required to stand straight, feet together, left hand at the seam of the trousers while they slam the drinking straw onto the table with the right hand.


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 3:48:37 PM   
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Pee sitting down? Really?

sure! Do you think someone else like to clean up what is produced otherwise?
Just pee standing up while wearing shorts. What you feel on your legs isn't the air flowing gently over them...

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 5:14:39 PM   
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The same in Germany? Perhaps there men stand up to ram their straws?

Men are required to stand straight, feet together, left hand at the seam of the trousers while they slam the drinking straw onto the table with the right hand.


Are they also required to click their heels together simultaneously?

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 6:27:49 PM   
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The same in Germany? Perhaps there men stand up to ram their straws?

Men are required to stand straight, feet together, left hand at the seam of the trousers while they slam the drinking straw onto the table with the right hand.


Are they also required to click their heels together simultaneously?


"Mein straw!!!!!"

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 7:31:35 PM   
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Which Chinese? Mandarin? Canton? And I think there are a few others {Mongolian, Tibetan perhaps}. Our frient spoke Cantonese but could understand Mandarin. It was quite funny watching a native Cantonese speaker order dinner from a native Mandarin speaker.


...sorry to jump back to the language thing, but one of the funniest things i ever witnessed was a brazilian trying to order in a chinese restaurant...

Brazilian Customer: "What kind of wejdabel is in the stir fry?"
Chinese waiter: "Umm, rejdibal?"
Brazilian Customer: "No, wejdabel..."
Chinese waiter: "Rejdibal?"

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 7:32:17 PM   
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< Message edited by Kwik E Mart -- 5/11/2012 7:33:10 PM >


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 5/11/2012 7:40:21 PM   
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...more relavent, i have married friends of which one is Irish and the other Swiss German (that's what he calls himself, anyway)...they were out for a drive one day with the swiss husband driving and the irish wife navigating...as they came to a place in the road where a side street branched off to the right, the husband asked the wife for directions, to which she replied "Veer right"...he continued merrily on his way along the left fork in the road for a few minutes when the wife asked, "Why didn't you turn back there?", to which he replied, "Because you said that veer right!"...

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 8:45:43 PM   
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Awesome list:

http://www.uberlin.co.uk/what-i-know-about-germans/



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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 8:50:47 PM   
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I especially like this one:

Germans can drink. And not just write themselves off, vomit in the bath tub at 2am, wedge in a kebab and back it up the following night, a la American/English/Australian binge drinkers … I mean drink. While the rest of the world is vomiting in the bath tub, the Germans are calmly ingesting their 57th shot and washing it down with a beer, their cheeks a little rosy, their eyes a little glazed, but their livers working as smoothly as a German made automobile.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 9:25:25 PM   
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My experience is that the Germans still take a backseat to the Scots when it comes to drinking...

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 9:56:15 PM   
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Try drinking with Russians....

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 10:31:30 PM   
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Germans can drink.


According to my own definition those who can drink are those who will not get into some fight or insult anyone else. Those who can't stand their ale will inevitably do these moronic things though... FACT

That's "drinking" to me.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 11:11:05 PM   
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What about those of us who don't drink? 

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 11:30:39 PM   
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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/6/2012 11:36:56 PM   
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A southern gentleman that doesn't partake of the juliep?????

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 12:34:10 AM   
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What about those of us who don't drink? 



No wonder I never met you in Athens...


That's our college town, Athens, Georgia - for those of you who aren't in on the private joke. Long known as one of the most alcohol filled campuses in the ocuntry...

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 4:09:21 PM   
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Older gents should sit down when they pee. Its easier to empty the bladder and is better for the prostate! (I have no clue why I learn stuff like that?)

Also its adviseable to sit down when you are very, very drunk. A friend of mine lost three teeth falling into the bathroom wall face first when he lost his balance trying to pee standing. It was hilarious!



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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 5:15:01 PM   
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Older gents should sit down when they pee. Its easier to empty the bladder and is better for the prostate! (I have no clue why I learn stuff like that?)

Also its adviseable to sit down when you are very, very drunk. A friend of mine lost three teeth falling into the bathroom wall face first when he lost his balance trying to pee standing. It was hilarious!


It's also not advisable to drop your mobile phone into toilet bowl while trying to sms and pee same time while standing....not that this ever happened to me, no sir!


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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 5:45:48 PM   
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You guys need to live in the south or the west, where real men don't bother using the toilet.  What do you think the outdoors is for?

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 6:32:01 PM   
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And that is the major reason for having a yard.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 6:39:52 PM   
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Older gents should sit down when they pee. Its easier to empty the bladder and is better for the prostate! (I have no clue why I learn stuff like that?)

Also its adviseable to sit down when you are very, very drunk. A friend of mine lost three teeth falling into the bathroom wall face first when he lost his balance trying to pee standing. It was hilarious!


It's also not advisable to drop your mobile phone into toilet bowl while trying to sms and pee same time while standing....not that this ever happened to me, no sir!


I think I've read that two out of three times a mobile is getting wet, it happend this way.
I've sunk at least one cellphone in a toilet.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 8:59:13 PM   
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I've sunk at least one cellphone in a toilet.


Try holding it to your other head next time.

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RE: OT: Stereotypes about Germans in the US - 6/7/2012 9:34:50 PM   
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