Thom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11957 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 13910 times:
In german class at school we drifted onto the subject of sports, and as part of this subject our teacher showed us a video about a group of people who went to see Bayern Munchen at Olympiastadion. Sure we learned the word for "team" and "referee", but those were mainly drowned out by shouts of "HEEEEY! SCHEISSE, WAS IST DAS??? OLEEEE OLE OLE OLEEEE... Argh! Mein opa spielt besser!!!"
"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
Rara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2287 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 13861 times:
These clubs were named when nationalist sentiment was strong in the newly founded empire... though Dortmund and Mönchengladback historically aren't part of Prussia, they emphasized the "Prussian virtues" in the naming of the clubs.
Note also "Alemania Aachen", also playing in the Bundesliga this year; that name refers to the Alamanni, an ancient Germanic tribe.
Samson was a biblical tough guy, but his dad Samsonite was even more of a hard case.