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Interesting Reading On Lufthoonsa!  
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Hey Y'all, I found this article on Salon.com... Thought you might enjoy it. I certainly got a kick out of it. I like this guy's narrating style.

http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/...ex.html?source=rss&aim=yahoo-salon

Here is an excerpt...

Sept. 14, 2007 | Most people know that Lufthansa is the airline of Germany. Fewer people know how to spell or pronounce it. I've seen and heard every conceivable variation, from the crudely phonetic ("Liftunza") to the inexplicable ("Lefthoonza"). It shouldn't be so difficult. Keep your vowels in order -- the "hansa" part has a short "a," and those of you who were watching MTV in 1983 can think of "Ninety-Nine Luft Balloons," and remember that the "t" and the "h" form separate sounds, unlike the diphthong of "other" or "weather." Stress the first syllable slightly, and there it is, "LUFT-hansa." You're practically speaking German.

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User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Try also 'Fluchthansa', literally fleeing from Hansa. Rhymes with Lufthansa. Has this, for Anglo speakers, 'ch' combination, sounding like clearing one's throat. Our Dutch friends will also understand.

A nickname they earned, probably for their service. Underservedly, in my opinion, having flown them short and longhaul. A little spartan on the IFE in Y-Class, but otherwise no gripes.

NG1Fan


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8669 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

Nice find, thanks for posting it!  Silly

Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 1):
Our Dutch friends will also understand.

 rotfl 



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

Quoting BR715-A1-30 (Thread starter):
Hey Y'all, I found this article on Salon.com... Thought you might enjoy it. I certainly got a kick out of it. I like this guy's narrating style.

Patrick Smith is actually a member here. I've always enjoyed his writing as well. If you like his stuff, I recommend his book, Ask The Pilot.



"We break, We bend, With hand in hand, When hope is gone, Just hang on." -Guster
User currently offlineRjnut From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

I have heard "Love, Santa"

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