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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Blogger Goes Kraut


While writing some posts, Bloggers publishing window decided to start offering free German lessons. I now know that View Blog is Blog anziegen in German.

The only German I learned in my yoof was useful war vocabulary such as Achtung, Hande Hoche and Donner und Blitzen from Victor and Eagle comics. Only the clever kids learned German, with the uber geeks also getting a bit of Latin. My only experience of Latin was having Mr Cleland the Latin teacher as my home room teacher. We used to go there every day for 10 minutes first thing in the morning and I never learned a single word of Latin. Probably because there were no comics dealing with the Romans and the fact that we managed to keep them out of Scotland, leaving no cultural record worth noting.

I am however immensely grateful that I now know two more useless German phrases. Thanks Bloggermeister.

5 comments:

River said...

I was born in Germany but came to Australia before my first birthday so I learnt only English in spite of my parents speaking only German during my first 2-3 years. A few phrases sunk in but have since been forgotten. Sad really as being bi-lingual is a skill which would have been handy.

Hermes said...

I'm getting the same - and it's getting a bit annoying !!!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Oh, thank you! I thought I had finally flipped - or that my computer had!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

Ah, thanks.

I thought I had a virus, or something.

LadyBanana said...

Mines like that also, I thought I had stupidly clicked something I shouldn't have...