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To the Germans, the British are liars.

They started it !!

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There are Britons in Berlin who get taken aback by the directness of Germans. And there are Germans who get really annoyed when Britons (and Americans), in an effort to appear friendly, say things they don't really mean. Some Germans call this "lying".


So next time a German lady says "Does my bum look big in this..." , lay it on thick.

How on Earth can German husbands live with German wives without small talk and 'feigned' interest ???
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Old 26.05.2011, 15:33
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How on Earth can German husbands live with German wives without small talk and 'feigned' interest ???

Maybe they actually love them...


that's a scary thought.
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Re: To the Germans, the British are liars.

my german colleagues at work are very polite and courteous, they're rarely blunt
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Old 26.05.2011, 15:43
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How on Earth can German husbands live with German wives without small talk and 'feigned' interest ???
Some women actually preffer honesty to a feigned interest. Better to hear "your hair looks like a cow munched on it" than going into the street without combing the hair because husband said "you look... original".
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Old 26.05.2011, 15:45
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Some women actually preffer honesty to a feigned interest. Better to hear "your hair looks like a cow munched on it" than going into the street without combing the hair because husband said "you look... original".
So, thats you and CJ then.
Makes it simpler for your OH and the Hatter, I guess.
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Old 26.05.2011, 15:46
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So next time a German lady says "Does my bum look big in this..." , lay it on thick.
Considering most German women I know, the answer is always going to be a resounding "yes, you fat Teutonic t*at"



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Some women actually preffer honesty to a feigned interest. Better to hear "your hair looks like a cow munched on it" than going into the street without combing the hair because husband said "you look... original".
Meh. You're talking about a bad hair day. Different if your significant other rolls over in bed for the 900th morning in a row and says "you're still horrifically ugly dear and I'm slowly falling out of love for you. Have a great day!".
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Old 26.05.2011, 15:51
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Meh. You're talking about a bad hair day. Different if your significant other rolls over in bed for the 900th morning in a row and says "you're still horrifically ugly dear and I'm slowly falling out of love for you. Have a great day!".
Then it would be my own fault for letting myself get married to someone based on looks In any case, better realize the guy is a morron after 900 mornings, than keep living a British lie for the sake of apperance.
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Old 26.05.2011, 15:55
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Re: To the Germans, the British are liars.

Blah, blah, blah, sorry darling did you say something?

Can't be bothered today, I have a headache . No seriously I do, just wish it would get on a have a storm then my head my clear and I may 'feign' some interest. Works both ways
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Then it would be my own fault for letting myself get married to someone based on looks In any case, better realize the guy is a morron after 900 mornings, than keep living a British lie for the sake of apperance.
Oh OK, I'll bite.

Let's not forget it was the mastery of British deception that saved Europe from German directness.

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." - Mr Churchill
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Oh OK, I'll bite.

Let's not forget it was the mastery of British deception that saved Europe from German directness.

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." - Mr Churchill
Ah yes, but that was in wartime ... or does the same apply to married couples? This is an interesting topic, as I am married to a German whose 'bluntness' is sometimes quite breathtaking.

With regards to the sunbed debate - I love the way the article trys to justify it by comparing the German's efficiency with the British sense of fair play!! That is one way of looking at it ... (and, to this day, my husband absolutely refutes the existence of this phenonom ... even though most of the world seems to know about it ...)
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Old 26.05.2011, 16:08
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Ah yes, but that was in wartime ... or does the same apply to married couples? This is an interesting topic, as I am married to a German whose 'bluntness' is sometimes quite breathtaking.

With regards to the sunbed debate - I love the way the article trys to justify it by comparing the German's efficiency with the British sense of fair play!! That is one way of looking at it ...

Wartime / Marriage ...


Sorry, I fail to see a difference
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Old 26.05.2011, 16:20
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Re: To the Germans, the British are liars.

Hey I´m divorced, I kept telling my tutonic bird that as she grows older and wrinklier I will look more and more distinguished. Still working on distinguished but I don´t call her "walnut woman" behind her back for nothing.
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Wartime / Marriage ...


Sorry, I fail to see a difference
In war, both warring parties have a fair chance.
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Old 26.05.2011, 16:22
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Wartime / Marriage ...


Sorry, I fail to see a difference
both start with a declaration, involve years of misery and ends through either bloodshed or capitulation on one side...
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and, to this day, my husband absolutely refutes the existence of this phenonom ... even though most of the world seems to know about it ...
I thought this was an urban myth too, but I have actually witnessed this 1st hand in a hotel in Crete. During breakfast, the son from one of the German families would head down to the pool area and distribute half a dozen towels on the best-placed sun-loungers.
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both start with a declaration, involve years of misery and ends through either bloodshed or capitulation on one side...

...and trying to enter the other one without warning will not be tolerated.
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Oh OK, I'll bite.

Let's not forget it was the mastery of British deception that saved Europe from German directness.

"In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies." - Mr Churchill
In that war, we broke their Enigma code, but they failed to break through our far simpler use of colloquial English and ryming slang.

It would require a far more powerful computer to break the code in which women speak. That computer has yet to be invented.
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Let's not forget it was the mastery of British deception that saved Europe from German directness.
On the other hand, it is now the German directness that is economically saving Europe's ass, while the British sing "Lie to me"...

Just like in a marriage some you lose, some you win. But at least I like to know how and why I lost (or won) ^.^

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It would require a far more powerful computer to break the code in which women speak. That computer has yet to be invented.
I don't know whether this old cliché really offends more the women it refers to, or the men that pronounce it, since it very clearly states men are idiots...
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It would require a far more powerful computer to break the code in which women speak. That computer has yet to be invented.
No computer would ever be able to crack that ...
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