Sunday, February 20, 2011

"Your country" is starting to sound like a derisive sneer at this point.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Would you like to meet fellow English-speaking expats in Germany?

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The first stages of planning for our yearly meetup have begun over on this forum! If you are the owner of an English-language expat blog in Germany, you are welcome to set up a membership on the forum and help decide when and where we will hold this year's meetup. The forum is also a good spot to organize other events with other expats or bring up other questions you might have.

Hope to see you there!
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lord of the Rings! ...auf Deutsch

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We just caught part of the third Lord of the Rings movie on TV. The German name for Mount Doom is Schicksalsberg. Somehow, it just doesn't have the same ring to it. It almost sounds like a nice place!
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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Peanut-ketchup chocolate! It's...American?

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The packaging certainly seems to be suggesting this is an American flavor...

ETA: From their website! "Carries the potential of becoming the favourite chocolate - not only for Americans. Delicious peanut-nougat with cracknel*, an addition of paradise apples/tomatoes with chilli and yellow chocolate as fruity and spicy supplement, eventually coated with noble bitter couverture."
* Apparently bits of crispy pork fat?
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Monday, February 07, 2011

Where do they call those Reibeplaetzchen?

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Those of you who speak or just dig German will appreciate the maps at this site, which show usage information for various terms for the same thing. The list of maps is in the left column. For example, this is the map for what we boringly call Kartoffelpuffer, and I heard people in Mainz call Reibekuchen (according to the map they weren't locals, though), and the Regensbloggers call Reiberdatschi. English speakers: we call them potato pancakes or latkes!
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