Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 2374 times:
I can assure you there Hamburgers in Hamburg, and the Hamburg aboriginees will not feel insulted or worse if you order a Hamburger in Hamburg.
Now in Berlin that's a completely different situation when ordering a Berliner at a baker's shop...people tend to claim they don't know what you want, and finally before you leave the shop (they urgently need your money, you know), they find out that it's Pfannkuchen you want...not that this Berliners were ever made in a pan! Stupid lot!
And yes, Frankfurters live in Frankfurt, trust me on that one, but they have strong objections if you want to eat them!
You actually do? I never heard someone doing that joke over here.
There's nothing wrong with that expression. It's correct in my sense of grammar. Of course you can be nit picking and say he's saying he is a jelly donut. But i never heard that here.
There is one problem with airbus. Though their products are engineering marvels they lack passion, completely.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8838 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
Quoting ME AVN FAN (Reply 6): That teacher might rather have explained to you that "ein Pariser" has TWO meanings !
aaaaw , c'mon , you can't just leave it like that - spill the beans .
BTW , when I was a very small child and I heard the word 'parasite' for the first time I assumed it meant someone from Paris ( absolutely no offence intended to inhabitants of one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to )
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7182 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (9 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
I have read some time ago that the name of the food "Hamburger" has to do with the German immigrants coming to the United States by ship.
As a snack for that long journey these immigrants usually brought a roll with a "Frikadelle" (as the Hamburger people call fried minced meat, Berliners would say "Boulette" and the people from Saxony "Beef-Steak" ).
A "Hamburger" is not a speciality of Hamburg it is called that way because the German immigrants - that came from all over the country - started their Atlantic crossing usually at Hamburg.
[Edited 2005-12-06 19:30:38]
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
Stratofish From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 1075 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 2130 times:
Quoting Andreas (Reply 1): I can assure you there Hamburgers in Hamburg, and the Hamburg aboriginees will not feel insulted or worse if you order a Hamburger in Hamburg.
That truly made my (very young) day!!! Hamburg Aborigines ...classic!!! Just hope the Ozzies don't feel offended.
Although, if you order a "Hamburgerin" or a Hamburg Girl in the wrong/right places you better watch the F... out or have your $$$ at hand. And watch out even more if you dare to complain she isn't genuinely Hamburgess, but from eastern Europe or Albania.