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@Hurtle, supper was my favourite meal. It stopped me getting tharashed to bed with a broken bottle after 23 hours down t'pit.
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Straight forward enough, I seem to remember The Royal Marines have 8 meals a day on board ship, can't think where they fit the other 2 meals in Toofy Grin
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Just had a late dinner
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And lost the other half of my post?

When young and attempting to speak German to a family friend, he was laughing as apparently I was pronouncing half my words in a North German accent and the other half in a South German accent.

He told me that the accent and vocabulary difference between North and South Germany was greater than the difference between England and Scotland.

Not sure how/if true this is?
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boredsurfin wrote:
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Straight forward enough, I seem to remember The Royal Marines have 8 meals a day on board ship, can't think where they fit the other 2 meals in Toofy Grin


You forgot 'midnight snack' Toofy Grin
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La paix wrote:

He told me that the accent and vocabulary difference between North and South Germany was greater than the difference between England and Scotland.

Not sure how/if true this is?


Well jings crivens, help ma boab, depends where he's been in Scotland


http://youtube.com/v/luuA6bEoQIE

or Ireland for that matter


http://youtube.com/v/jsUvcjk8J5c

and Southern (Germanophone) accents, Grüßdi!


http://youtube.com/v/zgvQtywyZcQ

Personally I find the German easier to understand Happy

Swiss German on the other hand !


http://youtube.com/v/NdCfZQsZEHQ

I was in a meeting with Swiss TV in Berne and I was kind of nodding off listening to them chat in German when everyone suddenly switched to English

"what's up?" I asked
"we couldn't understand each other in German, we're switching to English"
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@davidof, Laughing
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boredsurfin wrote:
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Straight forward enough, I seem to remember The Royal Marines have 8 meals a day on board ship, can't think where they fit the other 2 meals in Toofy Grin


Second breakfast, elevenses
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La paix wrote:


I was in a meeting with Swiss TV in Berne and I was kind of nodding off listening to them chat in German when everyone suddenly switched to English

"what's up?" I asked
"we couldn't understand each other in German, we're switching to English"


Heard the same in a hut in Sweden, Norwegian, Swedish and Danish similar but not the same. They default to English quite often.
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While channel surfing I stumbled across a quiz show with teams from the 4 main German-speaking countries. The German team took it very seriously and won. The Austrian team didn't take it very seriously and lost. The team from Liechtenstein were apparently the same people every week (not such a large population pool to choose from) but didn't do badly. No one seemed to understand the Swiss team. Laughing
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Didn't have a prob' with the Glaswegian kid . . . but then I though Rab C Nesbit was funny Embarassed he taught me well Toofy Grin
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Csb123 wrote:
king key wrote:
Csb123 wrote:
I'm with Queenie, it's embarrassing being British.

Csb123 wrote:
king key wrote:
Only if you're an embarrassment.


This is just madness

Whereas your opinion that, "it's embarrassing being British" is completely rational. If you feel so embarrassed to be British abroad then I see two options, either don't go abroad or emigrate and become a national of another domain as Queenie has done. We certainly don't need you to feel embarrassed abroad and insulting to the rest of the British people.


Whoosh! Straight over your head Very Happy


@Csb123, Brilliant, I’m still laughing 10 minutes later Very Happy , straight over his head for sure
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@davidof, yes, ex-pat, immigrant or whatever.


some people don't like the ex-pat moniker (Christa Jackson, ex-snowhead for example) so I like to avoid any micro-aggression in that respect, at least.
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davidof wrote:
La paix wrote:

He told me that the accent and vocabulary difference between North and South Germany was greater than the difference between England and Scotland.

Not sure how/if true this is?


Well jings crivens, help ma boab, depends where he's been in Scotland


http://youtube.com/v/luuA6bEoQIE

or Ireland for that matter


http://youtube.com/v/jsUvcjk8J5c

and Southern (Germanophone) accents, Grüßdi!


http://youtube.com/v/zgvQtywyZcQ

Personally I find the German easier to understand Happy

Swiss German on the other hand !


http://youtube.com/v/NdCfZQsZEHQ

I was in a meeting with Swiss TV in Berne and I was kind of nodding off listening to them chat in German when everyone suddenly switched to English

"what's up?" I asked
"we couldn't understand each other in German, we're switching to English"
that isn't Bavarian!


http://youtube.com/v/LoiY9IPI1eE

Niederbayern. Not quite so easy.
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Well we ex-pats that frequent a ski station living nigh on throughout the season naturally feel way more superior than the hordes that arrive for their week holidays etc Laughing

Fortunately, where we are it's not too much of a ski factory nor full of Brit Reg Range Rovers, and what Brits are here are well behaved so it tends to be the Frenchies whose behaviour can be a tad irksome, and that tends to be a result of people simply being on holiday and being way more relaxed, that is leaving their brains at home Laughing

We're just back from ten days being the above Billies in Japan, I think we behaved well, and in Japan, one is really conscious of not offending anyone.

However, Niseko in Hokkaido is overrun with Aussies, and I like to think I'm pretty well travelled and experienced in things, I have over the years encountered many an Aussie, but this trip I learnt, as did others with me, a new description for unruly Aussies, "Bogans" !!!

Aussies we were chatting to found it hilarious that we'd never heard the word*, have others on here heard it before?


* I never watched Aussie soaps etc
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I hate the expat moniker, I’m an immigrant. Expat seems to turn you into an absolute funny fellow here in Ch
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@Weathercam, only heard it as we know some people whose name is Bogan.
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Rather than unruly, although they can be, I thought Bogans would be more the unsophisticated type of Aussie akin to yokels. Often marked out by the sporting of a mullet by the male of the species.
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@Nadenoodlee, I have long thought of myself as an immigrant (when I think about the matter at all) though I occasionally drift into the term expat these days. Does ex-pat in Ch imply living in a tight social circle?
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La paix wrote:
And lost the other half of my post?

When young and attempting to speak German to a family friend, he was laughing as apparently I was pronouncing half my words in a North German accent and the other half in a South German accent.

He told me that the accent and vocabulary difference between North and South Germany was greater than the difference between England and Scotland.

Not sure how/if true this is?


Whilst using my few words of Arabic to a customer, both started laughing. They were from Saudi Arabia and told me I was speaking with a Lebanese accent !! (a bit like Australian English and English English..) Smile
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Weathercam wrote:
Well we ex-pats that frequent a ski station living nigh on throughout the season naturally feel way more superior than the hordes that arrive for their week holidays etc Laughing

Fortunately, where we are it's not too much of a ski factory nor full of Brit Reg Range Rovers, and what Brits are here are well behaved so it tends to be the Frenchies whose behaviour can be a tad irksome, and that tends to be a result of people simply being on holiday and being way more relaxed, that is leaving their brains at home Laughing

We're just back from ten days being the above Billies in Japan, I think we behaved well, and in Japan, one is really conscious of not offending anyone.

However, Niseko in Hokkaido is overrun with Aussies, and I like to think I'm pretty well travelled and experienced in things, I have over the years encountered many an Aussie, but this trip I learnt, as did others with me, a new description for unruly Aussies, "Bogans" !!!

Aussies we were chatting to found it hilarious that we'd never heard the word*, have others on here heard it before?


* I never watched Aussie soaps etc


Yes, heard it a few times. There's a couple of Aussies that do a night out called 'Bogan Bingo' - which is basically a game of bingo with lots of jokes, drinking, cheesy 80's soft rock and other games thrown in. Very un-pc, but very funny. Great night out if there's a group of you. Not for the sensitive types though!

https://www.boganbingo.co.uk/
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Nadenoodlee wrote:
I hate the expat moniker, I’m an immigrant. Expat seems to turn you into an absolute funny fellow here in Ch
same. When I first moved here I used to go to meetings of the German English Association. Dreadful. Full of expats moaning about the fact that it's all different to England... I've never gone back and have never looked back!
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Steilhang wrote:
Nadenoodlee wrote:
I hate the expat moniker, I’m an immigrant. Expat seems to turn you into an absolute funny fellow here in Ch
same. When I first moved here I used to go to meetings of the German English Association. Dreadful. Full of expats moaning about the fact that it's all different to England... I've never gone back and have never looked back!

Yep, me too. I saw a sign on a building in the city “British Austrian Association” or something like that on a Union flag. Walked right past and never looked them up, expecting it to be exactly as @Steilhang has described. I guess I could be wrong on that, but I don’t care enough to check.
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@achilles, I think those who use the moniker here would like it to. I find them tedious at best, embarrassments more often. They seem to think it’s the last days of the colonies...
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@Nadenoodlee, do they do competitive dinner parties? Whilst I do have some regrets about not living in France, as I had intended at one stage, the people who would have been my neighbours constantly invite one another to elaborate dinners. That would have driven me nuts.
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Hurtle wrote:
invite one another to elaborate dinners.


Or Candlelight suppers? Laughing
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@maggi, gosh, I could have sung to them! Laughing
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. O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! .
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@Hurtle, worse, kids birthday parties are the new candle lit supper....
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@Nadenoodlee, oh dear Laughing
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Steilhang wrote:
that isn't Bavarian!


http://youtube.com/v/LoiY9IPI1eE

Niederbayern. Not quite so easy.


yes, well that's a Municher guy trying to do a baverian peasant accent.

Peter Schlickenrieder has a pleasant and easy to understand Bavarian accent but it is fairly typical for the area


http://youtube.com/v/lfpq8PZUhWU

and Laura Dahlmeier has quite a nice Bavarian accent, she doesn't like hochdeutsch either Happy


http://youtube.com/v/quJMpidOYPs

and even further south,


http://youtube.com/v/jZbsZzIhxpg
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