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From: Pat on 30 Sep 2007 18:01
"Fishkill Bill" --thanks for the satire, Bill. I enjoyed it. People need to
lighten up and realize satire when it appears.
Pat in TX
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 30 Sep 2007 17:26
Erick T. Barkhuis wrote:
> Fishkill Bill:
>>Well Cathy and I have returned from two and a half weeks in Germany.
>>The first ten days were on a Cosmos bus tour and the last seven were
>>in a rented car.
> That's 17 days, right?
> Let's see:
>>Here are the places we visited:
> That's over 30 towns and cities, of which several require at least two or
> three full days to only see the center(s) of town.
>>We would have to say the cities are quite unimpressive. A lot of 50's
>>style plain looking buildings.
> OK. Got it. Upon arrival at a town, you saw several 50s style buildings,
> and decided to carry on to the next city, right?
>>The little towns are the cleanest we
>>have ever seen. Most look the same though. Down near the Alps is
>>probably the best area.
> Depends on what you're looking for. If you're a mountainbike rider in
> your twenties, you'd love the mountains in the south of Wuerttemburg and
> If you like to ride a bicycle and already reached the age of 70, you
> would probably consider Lower Saxony or the Baltic Sea area best.
>>Driving is a dream in Germany. Not a pothole in the entire country.
> Not quite true, but generally better than in most other places.
>>Not the most friendly people though, (not like Ireland).
> NOT friendly?! You *&^%$#@ !!!! :-)
Let me guess - they don't speak a word of German, and didn't
visit much of Gaelic-speaking Ireland. (How can you tell
whether people are friendly, if you have no words in common?)
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 30 Sep 2007 17:32
Lennart Petersen wrote:
> Real interesting trip to many so far complete unknown places.
> As I can see you've managed to misspell at least 15 out of 35 places and
> some of them seem to be a mystery. But no wonder when you've been rushing
> through with that speed. Was it really Wittenburg, a tiny village in the
> middle of nowhere in Mecklenburg ? Grob and Gerau ? Possibly "Gross
> Gerau" ?
Of course! The German script "double-s" DOES resemble a "b"
to people who only speak and read English.
From: EvelynVogtGamble(Divamanque) on 30 Sep 2007 17:36
> "Fishkill Bill" --thanks for the satire, Bill. I enjoyed it. People need to
> lighten up and realize satire when it appears.
> Pat in TX
Are you SURE it was intended as satire? (If so, the "Cathy
and Bill" posts are works of pure genius, because they NEVER
give any indication their ingenuousness is counterfeit!)
From: Pat on 30 Sep 2007 22:27
>> "Fishkill Bill" --thanks for the satire, Bill. I enjoyed it. People need
>> to lighten up and realize satire when it appears.
>> Pat in TX
> Are you SURE it was intended as satire? (If so, the "Cathy and Bill"
> posts are works of pure genius, because they NEVER give any indication
> their ingenuousness is counterfeit!)
Absolutely sure. Some things he wrote are just too over the top to be
anything BUT satire. Also, it played straight to the heart of the Europeans
who think "all" Americans are un-traveled and unaware of anything in other
countries. It got the "knee jerk" vote going right away. His ruse was
Pat in TX