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"well, austria was once part of germany you know"
fitted right in the gap between funny and chilling.
that the French invented peace.
She meant surrender which tends to lead to peace.
Nevermind that though, have you seen what you've started down here v. They're all having serious discussions about empires and shit. GOOD ONE, METHS.
^ not a pun
might try and dig that up
austria was part of germany for hundreds of years
never heard of the holy roman empire?
BRUSMA'S COME DOWN WITH A SEVERE DOSE OF THEO!
and i am very tall and now i can see all your psuedonyms
Germany wasn't even Germany back then. The Anschluss excepted, Austria has never been a part of 'Germany' as it is now; certainly not for 'hundreds of years'.
so this thread is pretty stupid?
What was this?
Austria was part of Germany from 1935* until 1945.
*this is a guess
so you'd be right to say Austria was part of Germany in the past?
so yes, you'd be right to say Austria was part of Germany in the past. As for "this thread is pretty stupid", I don't think anyone was disputing the factual accuracy – the funny/chilling thing is more to do with the political context. Let me spell it out: METHS IS WORRIED THAT THE GERMAN GUY AT WORK IS GOING TO ANNEXE THE STATIONERY CUPBOARD.
and the fact that brusma disputed it confused me. carry on...
Except that's not relevant to this thread of conversation. This is: "austria was part of germany for hundreds of years".
which was my point.
In that case, let's finish this by saying that as the Fullerman pointed out, the only time Austria has ever successfully hooked-up with a modern Germany, it was (nominally) a union (i.e. Austria was NOT part of Germany, they were equal partners in a greater state of German-speaking peoples) facilitated by a friendly puppet government and a couple of million troops.
Saying one is part of the other in this instance would be analoguous to saying that Scotland is part of England, or Korea and China were part of Japan.
Would you agree?
and the fact that they werent equal partners, regardless of how it was expressed.
I think you could probably get away with saying it was part of Germany, but it's really just splitting hairs.
since it was a union Germany was part of Austria as well.
it was no comebacks times infinity
Ausmany shall we say.
was not the modern germany it was loose association of states kinda like the EU but with more kings and less rules about bananas
Smiggs has been trying to deliver this cutting-edge satire for nearly 24 hours and it's only just appeared.
something that's been bugging me for a while - can anyone give me a rational explanation of how Arnold Schwarzenegger has failed to even remotely soften his accent despite spending over two thirds of his life in the US, being married to a yank, and have a long career in film where even terrible actors manage to do a passable impression of an American twang at short notice? It's weird is what it is. DON'T EAT CHERMAN CHUNK FOOOD
I'm not racist
Probably for the best.
PUT A BAN ON, PUT A BAN ON!
PUT A BAN ON, PUT A BAA-AAA-AAN ON!
I have been amused by a Royter-Hatfood post.
Someone ban me.
her nan lived in britain from her 20's right up till she died in her 90's.
she couldnt speak a WORD of english.
1) they're the ONLY people who read out their points at eurovision not in english: stubborn
2) you go visit french families and they call you by your name, in french. my mate pete kept getting referred to as "pierre". pierre wouldn't have been referred to as "peter" here, would he?: stubborn.
Either you're saying 'a bamos is worth 18 Franks' or 'Wee Bamos, say dicks-wheat Frank!'
or, considering your typing skills, you could be saying 'Anyone else want to go swimming tonight?'
i dont want anyone to come tho.
having people you know there is just an unneccesary distraction.
It should just be you and the deep blue. Don't you agree?
and theres certainly no diving.
deep was an overstatement. The pool I swim in is the same depth all the way along (dull!) and that only comes up to my chest/shoulders if I'm standing up.
But my point still stands.
YOU WILL KNOW
I hope you swallow a floating plaster.
I just cannot fathom how the Governator has managed to live the most implausibly all-American life since Forrest Gump - Hollywood leading man, marries a Kennedy, governs a state - and still sound like a nazi robot 40 years later. It's weird is what it is. DON'T EAT CHERMAN CHUNK FOOOD
It happens. Henry Kissinger has lived in the US most of his life and still has his German accent.
Interestingly, he has a brother - one year younger - who doesn't.
An interviewer once asked Walter Kissinger why this was. His reply:
"Because Henry never listens."
I wish Henry Kissinger was my brother. That'd be a laugh a minute.
was vice captain of our departmental football team last season. To play, you had to be a member of the Sports Association, and after one pre-season training session he got everyone around to tell them this. Thus we were treated to the spectacle of a 6ft plus, blond, blue-eyed Austrian guy with a slightly high-pitched voice shouting this at a bunch of students:
"GUYS, REMEMBER, IF YOU WANT TO PLAY FOR US YOU MUST JOIN THE SA!"
Please tell me you played in brown shirts.
(I'm the guy second from the right on the back row, in the rock and roll sorts)
That guy in front of you looks a bit like Takumi Ake. It's probably not. Although he does play for Team Bath's first team.
along with the Sean Canham.
Sadly, that guy is not Takumi Ake, but Yuhei Fujita. Has the stamina of Kenanisa Bekele yet also sadly his first touch and footballing ability. Absolute hero, mind. He isn't anywhere near the first team squad yet always turns up in his kit for the squad photos (the pic is from the cup final last year!)
fairweather player at Hendon. Brilliant during August and April. Anonymous the rest of the time. Hell of a right foot on him.
only seen him in the uni paper and in and around campus. Must be half decent to get into hendon and the scholars.
sadly, injury forced me out of the final few fixtures so I couldn't be in the team for the game :(
THO SHALL'T NOT LAUGH AT ANYTHING EVER
You've posted a link to the German Empire's Wikipedia page, despite the fact that the neighbouring state of AUSTRIA-HUNGARY is mentioned in the first hundred words? And this is supposed to prove what?
Also, German is not the foundation of the English language. They share a common influence in the form of Anglo-Saxon, which is not the same thing.
Apart from that: strong posting.
And THAT'S how to write a humourless reply. Sorry everyone.
'it is also the foundation of the English language ;)'
share common ancestry etc. but a lot of english is also taken from the romance languages too. english is a big fat mish mash of different languages.
so german isn't a foundation of the english language, they just have stuff in common.
He's obviously excited by his new discovery.
I'm just wondering why he's started calling me Kurt.
It's because you look a little like him in your profile photo, which is where any self-respecting flame-warrior goes first for ammo.
I didn't even think of that. Man, that's some fuckin' entry-level flaming. Bro had any self respect, he'd look back over my old posts to find a time I said favourable things about a band he doesn't like. Or vice versa.
i'm from germany and it's läuft and not laüft just to correct you ;)
and that german guy must be VERY strange because austria was a part of germany, when Hitler was the head of state.
So if you would say that to someone here in germany he would just stare at you in disbelief or the person would even think you're proud of that whole shit.
No one said anything about Deutchland.
Well, does he like Rammstein? Inquiring minds want to know.
"It's no wonder they drink so much vodka. All they do is stand around in the snow waiting for a war."
It was his accent that made it hilarious, I think.
I like that.
when he came out with the line "And of course we like to make jokes about the Jews". He then explained that he was joking and blah blah blah things were more relaxed these days etc. But the awkward silence and the look my friend gave me were priceless.
who said he had "yellow fever" (as in, obsession with girls from the Far East) and said it was "very understandable" that old western men go to China to pick up young girls.
My friend and I were trying to communicate "how do we get away from this man?" using awkward glances only, and it wasn't easy.