Christa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2336 times:
Quoting QANTASFOREVER (Reply 1): Oh - be nice to the English. They're a lovely people. Such aversion to soccer riots, such distaste for beer, such ambivalence toward the game of soccer (excuse me: football).
Go easy on them eh?
Maybe QFF... but then again you wish to have a change of the Australian flag, to a..umm... a red and black background with a kangaroo!
P.S. Wales beat Oz.. as well as England...wooohooo!
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7899 posts, RR: 13 Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8): Germans understanding British Humour? I dont think so...
Why not? Our Federal Ombudsman on Foreign Humour (FOOFH) has only recently published volume two, part four of his extensive resarch work on the socio-economic dimension of Basil Fawlty's alleged misanthropy.
Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 8): Two world wars and One world cup... Doo Dar, Doo Dar!
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
The trouble with the T-shirts is that the point being made (which is, let's talk about football, not the stereotypes) is actually rather subtle, thus guaranteeing that not a single one of the 80 million Germans will actually understand the joke, and will only see the obvious that is actually trying to be subverted.
Trying humour, particularly sophisticated humour, with the Germans is a waste of time. NoUFO proves the point perfectly but not understanding what they're getting at.
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Jush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1636 posts, RR: 3 Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2089 times:
If it were mandatory to have a stay in another country we would understand each other so much better.
I love the english culture for all the aspects it has.
I love my german culture as well and i love to get new impressions on other cultures in the not too distant future.
These football fans mentioned are dumbass fans (and Hoologans) which exists on both sides.
Just remember the pedestrian bridge for the new wembley stadium.
When German fans tried to manipulate an internet poll to name it
"Dietmar Harmann Bridge" cause he shot the last goal in the old Wembley!
When it comes to football a lot of brains are being shutdown.
There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7899 posts, RR: 13 Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2058 times:
You are sounding like a priest on fabric softener, Jush.
Quoting Jush (Reply 18): When it comes to football a lot of brains are being shutdown.
Right; did I mention I don't care about football?
Here in Berlin they plan to wrap the TV tower's ball with a football costume during the world cup. Good thing, since it will be widely visible when the games are finally over.