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From: Tom Peel on 6 Oct 2007 05:25
> In Munich, as we walked down Landsburgerstrass, When someone
> approached, we would smile. Only younger people would smile back.
> Older people would not. It was morning, so Bill would say, " Guten
The only problem being that no Bavarian would say "Guten Morgen", they
say "Gruss Gott".
You have instantly classified yourself as a visitor - or even worse, a
Bloody Prussian (meaning anyone from outside Bavaria).
From: Cathy L on 6 Oct 2007 08:46
On 5 Oct 2007 18:38:58 GMT, Jens Arne Maennig
>Cathy L wrote:
>> We had a really nice lunch at the
>> LedererBrewery in Nurenburg.
>..berg, sweetheart, no matter if its N�rn... or Nurem...
>Je"did I repeat myself?"ns
Gee, if it's berg or burg, I'm sure you figured out what town I was
talking about. You know what? The food was great, no matter how the
town is spelt.
From: Erick T. Barkhuis on 6 Oct 2007 15:58
> I do think Bavarians and Austrians are a friendly lot. They just
> aren't as animatedly enthusiastic about greeting strangers as other
> cultures. As a traveler, this can make them seem distant.
But you do agree that Bavarians and Austrians are quite weird, compared
to normal, real Germans, don't you?
[running, ducking and hiding behind his neighbours, who gladly agree]
From: Jens Arne Maennig on 7 Oct 2007 03:32
Erick T. Barkhuis wrote:
> But you do agree that Bavarians and Austrians are quite weird,
> compared to normal, real Germans, don't you?
What would be "normal, real Germans"? Saxonians? Frisians? Swabians?
From: Erick T. Barkhuis on 7 Oct 2007 04:26
Jens Arne Maennig:
> Erick T. Barkhuis wrote:
> > But you do agree that Bavarians and Austrians are quite weird,
> > compared to normal, real Germans, don't you?
> What would be "normal, real Germans"? Saxonians? Frisians? Swabians?
Yes, yes and yes (although I'm in doubt about Frisians).
You didn't miss my bunch of smilies, did you?