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apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

aiiiiii, das het mir grad aagurke...count to 10, count to 10, count to 10...

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/ge...story/20789989

apologies to those who don't read any German - an online translation won't do true justice to just how stupid this article is but should give you the general picture. some of the comments are even better than the article. so much for my daily hour with Tagi to help improve my German...

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Old 26.11.2012, 13:48
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so much for my daily hour with Tagi to help improve my German...

Here is a new German word for for you: Glosse. But others say such things as irony and humor does not exist in German speaking countries.

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Here is a new German word for for you: Glosse. But others say such things as irony and humor does not exist in German speaking countries.
I've never said that irony and humor doesn't exist in German-speaking countries. I must have missed the punchline with this one, however.
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Old 26.11.2012, 14:43
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Re: apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

How about a two-line summary for those who can't be arsed to trawl through + your "fav" factoid from the piece?
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Old 26.11.2012, 14:46
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Re: apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

And for those who cant speak German
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Old 26.11.2012, 14:50
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My German isn't any good so won't comment on article.
This is however a case of who posts in these newspapers? I used to read the online version of a newspaper from back home and I must say that the comments were mean, full of hatred, despicable and the grammar was so bad I just had to quit. I guess this is an international phenomenon unfortunately.
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My German isn't any good so won't comment on article.
This is however a case of who posts in these newspapers? I used to read the online version of a newspaper from back home and I must say that the comments were mean, full of hatred, despicable and the grammar was so bad I just had to quit. I guess this is an international phenomenon unfortunately.
Like most means of feedback, it's often only the outraged minority that feel the need to post on such things. I've long since given up reading anyone's comments on news articles - frankly I'm not interested in what Mr Angry from Tunbridge Wells has to say on a subject about which he knows even less than I do.

Anyone posting on the idiocy of such comments is simply doing the same thing themselves...
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And for those who cant speak German
http://translate.google.com/translat...ory%2F20789989
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Old 26.11.2012, 14:59
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I used to read the online version of a newspaper from back home and I must say that the comments were mean, full of hatred, despicable and the grammar was so bad I just had to quit
Admit it. You accidentally clicked EF, didn't you?
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:03
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Re: apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

Ok i admit it. I was too lazy to read the whole thing

And anw OP said a translation is pointless basically :P
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:05
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they called a kid "horrible" how sensitive
Anyhoo this subject has been covered already, they just want to sell.
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And for those who cant speak German
it's a piece ostensibly about the strange phenomenon that is Honey Boo Boo (I marginally know the name but didn't even know it was a reality tv show back in the US). on a certain level I get the satire, but like most satire the truest words are always said in jest (which is after all the true purpose of satire), and so it is at heart a critique and a rather cheap and superficial one at that.

in any event, I feel better already, and will simply look to The Onion as my source of satirical criticism, mostly because The Onion is actually funny. I'll stick to the Sports section of Tagi.
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aiiiiii, das het mir grad aagurke...count to 10, count to 10, count to 10...

http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/leben/ge...story/20789989

Lucky to those who don't read any German - an online translation won't do true justice to just how stupid this article is but should give you the general picture. some of the comments are even better than the article. so much for my daily hour with Tagi to help improve my German...

fixed that for you one look at the pic.one klick on the mouse = end of story
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Re: apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

this piece made me smile (it's in English), I suppose the palatte is now sufficiently cleared of this morning's bad taste...

http://www.theonion.com/articles/200...o-corpo,18542/
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Old 26.11.2012, 15:22
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it's a piece ostensibly about the strange phenomenon that is Honey Boo Boo (I marginally know the name but didn't even know it was a reality tv show back in the US). on a certain level I get the satire, but like most satire the truest words are always said in jest (which is after all the true purpose of satire), and so it is at heart a critique and a rather cheap and superficial one at that.
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It might be personal, but I don't see any satirical aspect in that article which btw is not about that girl but about the (Southern) White trash.

Quite widespread stereotypical view on a typical rural common US citizen from a European perspective.

The author might have some point somewhere but ... strange kind of humor, I'd say, if it wasn't meant to be serious (I fear it was).
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Old 26.11.2012, 16:30
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I've never said that irony and humor doesn't exist in German-speaking countries. I must have missed the punchline with this one, however.
Sorry. I never indented to say that you said that irony does not in German speaking countries. I was mere referring to one or other thread here on EF about said topic.

On the other have you learned a new word which many of the Swiss commentators of article do not know as much as they do not know irony, sarcasm, etc. (here is the stereotype again )

Is the Tagi piece a good Glosse? No, it doesn't really get the point. But it's not for real either (as Bucentaure feared)
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Old 26.11.2012, 16:55
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Re: apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

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Re: apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

Totally agree with you. The people from the Tagesanzeiger don't even know that an animal called "Reh" does not exist in North America.
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Totally agree with you. The people from the Tagesanzeiger don't even know that an animal called "Reh" does not exist in North America.
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Old 26.11.2012, 19:09
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Re: apparently there are stupid people everywhere...

Hey now, leave us stupid people alone, you wouldn't have your sense of superiority without us!

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