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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:06 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:22 am 
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Edwin Ek wrote:
To my taste, all it shows is ignorance. It's like referring to Italian males as Tony or Giuseppe.


Sometimes, a cliche' can come true. I was picking up my brother's Ferrari last week from the shop, the mechanic's names were Tony and Anthony, no joke.

I think calling the Factory Worker's as Hanz and Fritz isn't derogatory, it's more showing a but of humor. Now if they were calling them Jerry, or something that had been used once as bad term, that wouldn't be cool. Or if you didn't ask a German his name and just called him Hanz or Fritz, that wouldn't be cool, but no one is assigning this name to anyone real, just a hypothetical Factory Worker.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:31 am 
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What about Charlie ?
My grandfathers name was Hans, blacksmith from Bavaria. Came over in the 20's.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:57 am 
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Cliff asked "are there any limits to off-topic"?
Yes Cliff, Alfa R***0's....
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Cliff asked "are there any limits to off-topic"?
Yes Cliff, Alfa R***0's....
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Hi John. I only talk about how much I love Alfas when I'm with you. Did anybody ever tell you that you have "Alfa Derangement Syndrome"? Love you John, you are great fun! :P

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:35 am 
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Every Tom, Dick and Harry is probably organizing a protest as we speak.

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Every Tom, Dick and Harry is probably organizing a protest as we speak.

:D :D :D

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Gees, John and Jane Doe are feeling left out in this discussion!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:47 pm 
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Think about how offended all the Dicks are at the term "every swinging Dick". Why do we assume that every Dick is a "swinger"?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:50 pm 
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We went to a German deli yesterday and I ordered a sausage with Sourgerman in order to avoid being offensive to German-Americans.

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Dan, good move. :)

Like calling an Irishman a potato head, or a Mexican a beaner. Always nice to avoid slurs. Especially when you don't want to get your a** kicked in the wrong crowd.

Kraut actually means herb.

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Like calling an Irishman a potato head
You got that all wrong, potato head is a toy, the Irish are Micks or is that Mcs or Mics?

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Edwin Ek wrote:
Dan, good move. :)

Like calling an Irishman a potato head, or a Mexican a beaner. Always nice to avoid slurs. Especially when you don't want to get your a** kicked in the wrong crowd.

Kraut actually means herb.


Then next time in order to avoid stereotypes based on nationality I shall request "sour herbs" with my sausage.

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Is the name Herb used in Germany? How is it spelled?

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No, although I've seen it used on supermarket signs, the German word for Herb is Kraut. Normally in the plural, but I don't have an umlaut key on this computer. But in a German dictionary the word Kraut is listed as a belittling term for a Deutscher. Beware: Deutsche sprechers, in spite of what their PC-proper Socialist leaning might suggest, use lots of off-color terms.

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