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Eh... I might have missed something but I'm pretty sure that Roger's being sincere and not passive-aggressive.

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We can eat offal, I think von might be correct.

However, it is worth noting that we can import Irish breakfast meats. It might be specifically UK. There is a restaurant in Jamaica Plain that serves haggis.

33
Pix-

I've not eaten haggis.

34
I have heard that sex with Twid is like all the sweetest highs from all the sweetest drugs packed into a grenade and launched directly at your naughty bits at point blank range.

After the mandatory six year recovery and detox period, every single person who has experienced a shot of Twid has gone on to make the most amazing Metal, even if they used to be a lawyer or something.

That.

Is some impressive advertising. I'm quite flattered.

I don't think I've bonked any lawyers though, but, we won't alert the FDA to that fact.

35
Trix.

What else needs be said?

36
Male shirtlessness in the summer is not uncommon in the US either. I suspect that it's just never occurred to the Irish to do so. Or the Pope made a rule awhile back or something and everyone just forgot that wearing a shirt at all times was a thing.

Its probably part prudish, part lack of sun, part pasty ginger skin that cremates under ambient light.

The skin is not a small consideration. I've only gone shirtless on the street once, and that's when I jogged with my roommate from work to home in the middle of summer. That was also the day I decided that I didn't like jogging in the summer.

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Male shirtlessness in the summer is not uncommon in the US either. I suspect that it's just never occurred to the Irish to do so. Or the Pope made a rule awhile back or something and everyone just forgot that wearing a shirt at all times was a thing.

38
I'm picturing an office conversation with a random Anglophone dropped into the mix. Or maybe two.

Rupert: Oi there 'ans! 'ow's it?
Hans: Mmmpf
Sean: I tell ya wat dood. This is some wicked good coffee.
Rupert: Oi fink the tea's be'ah to be quoite honest.
Sean: Hans, dood, waddaya do fer fun? Roops an' I are thinkin' of goin' out and gettin' wicked shitfaced at Oktobahfist.
Hans: :blank stare:
Rupert: Oi, mate, youw aww roight?
Sean: Hey I was just thinkin' why do you call Munich Munchen? Do they have a lotta snacks theyah?
Hans: Your talkink is inappropriate.
Rupert: Sorry mate.
Sean: We'll stop the swearin' sorry
Hans: No, your talkink at all is inappropriate! You're makink me talk too!  :argh!:

This is exactly why they declared war against England and the US. Twice.

And lost, presumably.

Italy: Um.... Little help?
Germany: Vat did vee say about zee talkink?!?!

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I'm picturing an office conversation with a random Anglophone dropped into the mix. Or maybe two.

Rupert: Oi there 'ans! 'ow's it?
Hans: Mmmpf
Sean: I tell ya wat dood. This is some wicked good coffee.
Rupert: Oi fink the tea's be'ah to be quoite honest.
Sean: Hans, dood, waddaya do fer fun? Roops an' I are thinkin' of goin' out and gettin' wicked shitfaced at Oktobahfist.
Hans: :blank stare:
Rupert: Oi, mate, youw aww roight?
Sean: Hey I was just thinkin' why do you call Munich Munchen? Do they have a lotta snacks theyah?
Hans: Your talkink is inappropriate.
Rupert: Sorry mate.
Sean: We'll stop the swearin' sorry
Hans: No, your talkink at all is inappropriate! You're makink me talk too!  :argh!:

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Maybe this helps:

Quote
English-speaking people find it quite easy to mix their business and social lives, to talk about their jobs at a cocktail party or mix with colleagues in a social setting. Until recently this was not the case in Germany, where business and social life were kept quite separate, and it was even considered inappropriate to discuss oneĺs personal life at work, or work issues in a social environment. American and British people working in German companies were surprised by the way that their colleagues could work together for twenty-five years and never once address each other by their first names, or use the personal pronoun ôduö (the intimate form of ôyouö), and by the fact that they might know next to nothing about each otherĺs private lives. Things have lightened up since those days, but an element of this remains, particularly among the older generation. To people who are used to forming many of their friendships, and even romantic relationships, with colleagues at the office, this separation of work and social life can be quite frustrating, but for the Germans it is perfectly natural. Quite simply, they have another system.

Friendship means something quite special to the Germans and its not a term they use lightly. Most Germans have a small, closely knit circle of friends, and a wider network of acquaintances. Their friendships are generally formed at school and university, and are often quite local. American and British people tend to have more friends, but the relationship is often looser. For the German friendships are made much more slowly, but once made are closer and last for life. So it is important for visitors to Germany to recognise that friendships are not made quickly or casually, and are not formed in the office. It is also important to remember that the Germans keep private and public life separate.

That would be jarring.

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Wait.

That IS their way of coming up with a new word, though, and anybody can do it. They aren't a very slang or short-hand culture and still have both formal and informal pronouns. They don't even have a word for friend. They have friends plural, boyfriend, and girlfriend, and lover/partner (Lebensabschnittpartner!) . That's it. Although you can use Freunde/Freundin for friend, you typically don't. You just say you're going out to a movie with so and so, not your friend so and so. Unless you're going out with friends, then it's Freunden, do not confuse with Freundin.  :lol:

How do you say:

PersonIholdinhighregardandmaintainamutuallybenefi cialplatonicrelationshipwithgenerallyinthecontext oftimepassingandoccasionallymoralsupportorilladvi sedshenanigans

Boom. I made a German word for friend.

:mittens:

 :thanks:

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Wait.

That IS their way of coming up with a new word, though, and anybody can do it. They aren't a very slang or short-hand culture and still have both formal and informal pronouns. They don't even have a word for friend. They have friends plural, boyfriend, and girlfriend, and lover/partner (Lebensabschnittpartner!) . That's it. Although you can use Freunde/Freundin for friend, you typically don't. You just say you're going out to a movie with so and so, not your friend so and so. Unless you're going out with friends, then it's Freunden, do not confuse with Freundin.  :lol:

How do you say:

PersonIholdinhighregardandmaintainamutuallybenefi cialplatonicrelationshipwithgenerallyinthecontext oftimepassingandoccasionallymoralsupportorilladvi sedshenanigans

Boom. I made a German word for friend.

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I'm currently giggling my ass off over German compound words, because they can be totally absurd.

For those that aren't familiar with the language, German is actually quite flexible, and you can garble nouns together to make a super noun if you won't come up with a new word.

RindfleischetikettierungsŘberwachungsaufgabenŘbertragungsgesetz is the record breaker, and all it is is the law for the delegation of monitoring beef labeling. That was removed when the delegation ended in the late 90s. However, it made one of my German professors laugh her ass off every time she told us, because even for the German people it was absurd.

Unabhaengigkeitserklaerungen is literally independencedeclarations. I think they needed to come up with a word for the US Declaration for their history books, and that is what they got.

I may not be cool enough to post about science and crazy smart people shit on PD, but I do have a fine affinity for fucked up languages, so when Latin makes me mad, I can always just go back to German.  :lulz: :lulz:

How does that even work? I mean, I know we have compound words too, but after a certain point, we're like, kay guys, you might as well just say a full sentence, use an acronym, or come up with a new bisyllabic word. We don't have all day.

That IS their way of coming up with a new word, though, and anybody can do it. They aren't a very slang or short-hand culture and still have both formal and informal pronouns. They don't even have a word for friend. They have friends plural, boyfriend, and girlfriend, and lover/partner (Lebensabschnittpartner!) . That's it. Although you can use Freunde/Freundin for friend, you typically don't. You just say you're going out to a movie with so and so, not your friend so and so. Unless you're going out with friends, then it's Freunden, do not confuse with Freundin.  :lol:

I'm hanging out with der Jens
I'm hanging out with meinem friends
But Jens is not a friend. We lack the word for that.

 :lulz:

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I'm currently giggling my ass off over German compound words, because they can be totally absurd.

For those that aren't familiar with the language, German is actually quite flexible, and you can garble nouns together to make a super noun if you won't come up with a new word.

RindfleischetikettierungsŘberwachungsaufgabenŘbertragungsgesetz is the record breaker, and all it is is the law for the delegation of monitoring beef labeling. That was removed when the delegation ended in the late 90s. However, it made one of my German professors laugh her ass off every time she told us, because even for the German people it was absurd.

Unabhaengigkeitserklaerungen is literally independencedeclarations. I think they needed to come up with a word for the US Declaration for their history books, and that is what they got.

I may not be cool enough to post about science and crazy smart people shit on PD, but I do have a fine affinity for fucked up languages, so when Latin makes me mad, I can always just go back to German.  :lulz: :lulz:

How does that even work? I mean, I know we have compound words too, but after a certain point, we're like, kay guys, you might as well just say a full sentence, use an acronym, or come up with a new bisyllabic word. We don't have all day.

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Today I learned that Midsister doesn't at all understand feminism, and thinks that people play the race and sex card too much.

:facepalm:

She also has some serious spelling issues, but I refrained from the ad hominem, since I'm a classy broad.

I can only assume she was posting from phone, that she wuz wikkid hammahd, or she has really poor dexterity.

I gotta say though, I'm not really all that surprised. Well, I'm surprised from certain angles. Possibly because I remember her shittiest exes more than she apparently does.

The hilarious part was that Villager (this was on Villager's status) started texting me, kinda like, oh, I hope I didn't offend your sister but she's really really really wrong. I told her not to worry about it, one way or the other she'll get over it, and really it's pretty futile anyway.

I mean it wasn't even a week ago where I was like, "Midsister asked me probably the least thought out question I've heard in a long time and I simultaneously thought, "man she's an idiot", and "God, I missed her." It's not fair to call her an idiot though. She has the capacity, but she kinda runs on a poor diet of bad signal and not being able to see things from another's perspective.

Even funnier, she was part of the reason that I was even entertaining the idea of Philadelphia, since she lives in Wilmington.

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