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Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German

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Subject: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Adrian Carter
Date: 05 Aug 97 - 11:16 AM

Heard this on my car radio, recurrent theme is "If you want people to like you, learn German. You'll have a ball when you're spreken der Deutsch .....". Loved it, but never caught the author's name, or where I could get it from. Can anybody help out?

Adrian


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: GUEST,chrismayne@chrismayne.com
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 01:00 AM

Did you ever find out anything about "The Naff"?
I did buy a copy of this in the 80's but it has long since gone missing.
I never did know anything about them but I would dearly like to get another copy of this record.
After hearing it on the radio, in Hobart, I immediately raced out and bought it. It remains one of my favourite novelty records along with the Idi Amin parodies.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Chris Mayne.
By the way, where are you? (geographically)


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 01:18 AM

Ach du Leuiber!


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: MudGuard
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 03:30 AM

Hm. People should like me then, I learned German about 36 years ago and speak it fluenlty...

But I do have to say, I do not like all the German-speaking people...

Foolestroope, did you mean "Ach Du Lieber"? "Leuiber" is not a German word.

MudGuard (from Munich, Germany)


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Jeanie
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 03:51 AM

Ohne Zweifel !

;)

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: sian, west wales
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:22 AM

And we DO like you, Mudguard!

See - it's true.

sian


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 07:01 AM

So do we get the song?


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 09:30 AM

Sorry, Mudguard - typo - I do have German ancestors...

Robin


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Amos
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 09:48 AM

Sure, I want people to like me...but not THAT much!


A


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Tyke
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 03:02 PM

refreshing


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 03:50 PM

übershrift der Versicherungsgeselleschaften von veile gesprachene! Das Shöneveigle zervaldet am drosten zur feiegkeit...

am I popular yet? No? How about in France?


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Amos
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 03:53 PM

Verdamt Bosche!! Va ten!!

A


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: mike the knife
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 04:58 PM

Tut mir leid BillD, aber ihrem Post is nur 'ne Wortsalat.
Ich habe aber ziemlich hart darrueber gelacht...


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: izzy
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:03 PM

I think you mean "va-t'en," Amos, if that's French you're speaking--

Ich spreche beide Franzosisch und Deutsch. That should cover all the bases...

:)


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Bill D
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:23 PM

Wortsalat? Mit Sauce?

(That last part was from an article on double-talk in other languages I read years ago)


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 05:29 PM

Kish mein der tuchas


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: LilyFestre
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 06:40 PM

D~E~U~T~S~C~H....DEUTSCH DEUTSCH....JA JA JA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gruss Gott!!!!

Tschuss!!!

Michelle


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: mack/misophist
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 06:54 PM

Guest chrismayne mentioned 'the Naff'. If that's an English reference, I can't help. If not, you may be thinking of 'the Naz' by Lord Buckley.


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: LadyJean
Date: 03 Oct 03 - 11:21 PM

My grandmother was fluent in French and German. I tried. My French isn't too bad. But I only had two quarters of German in college. German declines. So did I.
I was in Gstaad, in the off season! with my mother. We went into a store to buy chocolate. (Toblerones! Switzerland's greatest contribution to civilization!) I stopped to tie my shoe, so mother and I didn't go into the store together. They knew mother spoke English. What else would a woman in a tweed suit and oxfords speak? But they spoke to me in German! I can still speak enough to buy chocolate. Aber das is alles. And I couldn't tell you if they liked mother more, or me.


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 01:41 AM

MudGuard, are you telling us that you are but 36 years old. I, too, learned German about 36 years ago - but not so fluently. Still, I'm not bad at it. I can't pass for a native in Germany, but people in other places in Europe have often thought I was German. When I was in Greece this summer, two storekeepers addressed me in German when I walked in the door.
Sure beat the hell out of trying to speak Greek - although I did that, too.
So, do you think we'll ever get the lyrics to this song?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: MudGuard
Date: 04 Oct 03 - 02:58 AM

No, Joe, I am not 36, I am 37 and some months.
But I think I did not really learn to speak German before I was about a year... ;-)

Bill D, as all the words in your post above which are longer than 3 letters are incorrect, you are not yet popular ;-) But you are in good company, most of the so-called German in this thread is not really German ;-)

Ok, now it is your turn to complain about my so-called English!


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Subject: RE: Ahah!: so That's why I'm Despised & Rejected!?
From: Uncle Jaque
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 12:25 AM

Mein Leibe Muddcatten:

You know, Deutche is one of those languages I've long wanted to learn, but never got around to it.
Don't know why I've so admired it - it's just a nifty way to express oneself, it seems. And I'm a big fan of Old-World Deutche engineering and craftsmanship.

BMWs; Mausers; Leicas; Zeiss scopes and Bins...can't beat 'em!

Thanks to a dear Deutch Cyber-Friend (met right here on the Mudcat, BTW), I have picked up a few things, but wish I could spend some time over there with the folks, as that's about the only way I can pick up a language.

She's a Linguist, BTW, and fluent in several languages - which might help, too.

OH!; while we're at this;

I've been building a traditional rural Yankee outhouse in our back yard (much to the Neighbor's consternation) for the better part of this Summer, to take and erect on our little plot of woods we recently acquired on Berry Pond in Winthrop (a real pretty spot).
I've been wondering what the Deuthce phrase for "Outhouse" or "Privvy" might be.

Don't know why, really, just that naming it something like "Der Sheissenhaben" might add a certain touch of class - don't you think?

Say; how do you make those little "Umlattas" or double-dotty things over certain Deutche vowels? Is there a keyboard trick to it, or do I have to get a special font / program for it?

Just in case the word for "Backhouse" requires one, you see.

Guten Tag; (How's that!?)

Onkel Jaque


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 01:14 AM

Sorry, Mudguard, but I can't come up with any good complaints about your English. I have a son who's just seven years younger than you. He was born in Berlin, but has spoken only English all his life. I wish he would speak English as well as you do, but he's stubborn.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: alanabit
Date: 05 Oct 03 - 10:12 AM

I often meet young Irish lads here who despair of ever learning the language. (I gave up years ago). I always tell them the same thing.
"Listen mate, one night you will be sitting here in this bar and you will find some blond haired, blue eyed girl whom you want to take home with you. Believe me, you'll start speaking German as well as any son of a bitch that has ever walked in this bar!"


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Tasmanian Devil
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 06:08 AM

It's more than 7 years since Adrian Carter first asked about the novelty recording by "The Naff": "If you want people to like you speak German".
It is nearly 1 year since I asked the same question.
Can anyone suggest further lines of enquiry?
I have been to music stores and just received blank looks when enquiring about "The Naff".
I have searched the net (with my very limited computer skills) and "The Mudcat Cafe" is the only souce so far.
If Adrian Carter reads this: Have you had any luck?
Regards to all from freezing cold Southern Tasmania.
Chris Mayne (Tasmanian Devil)


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 07:55 AM

Sounds like a great song--any chance anybody can get the lyrics?


Also the Germans get a bad rap in the accusation they have no sense of humor. Schobert und Black, for instance, did a great Walter Mitty-type song called "Freddy the Gun", and somebody, Udo Juergens, I think, did "Der Jazz kommt aus Hamburg", complete with "When the Saints Go Marching In" excerpts auf Deutsch, among other song quotes. Holds its own with Tom Lehrer. If you speak a language, I think, you find out virtually everybody has a sense of humor.


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: alanabit
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 11:48 AM

Quite right Ron. There is a great writer/performer from Vienna called Georg Kreissler. He lived in New York for some time and wrote many wickedly funny songs in both English and German. His song about a psychopath is very reminiscent of the best of Tom Lehrer.


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 12:23 PM

And always bear in mind that IF you want people to like you , then learn SOME of THEIR Language , whereever you are ! Yes , No , Please , and Thank you along with Excuse me are a Damn good start whereever you are .Of course ,Americans visiting United Kingdom have more problems than anyone else (Two Nations divided by a common language)


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: GUEST,Anne Croucher
Date: 11 Sep 04 - 06:47 PM

Don't try speaking Welsh with a Yorkshire accent in Llangollan even if you can manage the ll.

Now there is a people with no sense of humour.

Anne


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Subject: RE: If you want people to like you, learn German
From: The Villan
Date: 12 Sep 04 - 01:17 PM

I am sure older dutch people don't like people speaking German. Ask my father in law. Oh you can't sorry, because he is dead now, but when alive he didn't trust any German after what they did to Holland and some of his Jewish friends in the war. He wasn't Jewish. The stories he used to tell me about Holland when it was taken over by the Germans. If my father in law was still alive, he would always send a German in the oppsite direction to where they wanted to go.

Fortunately, the younger generation have forgiven and do not look at the Germans in the same way.

I speak Dutch, maybe thats why my wife liked me :-)


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Peter Mackay
Date: 05 Apr 06 - 02:16 AM

I know that Clive Robertson used to play the song regularly on Sydney's 2BL ABC radio station back in the 1980s. That's about the limit of my knowledge. If someone has a contact for Clive then maybe he could help track down a copy.

P


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Diana
Date: 15 Jul 06 - 12:04 AM

Interessting thoughts on here.
Kinda confusing though.
I think anyone can apreciate a foreign visitor trying to speak their language, nowadays so many germans speak english or french though, as they learn it starting in elementary school.
I think the best thing you can do to be liked is not to assume that just because you speak a foreign language no people will understand you.
I have met americans and Brits in Germany that talked about the German people around them and then were astonished when I just looked at them and said:"Now that was not very nice!"
Then again I met Germans doing the same in America.

I am a German, who now lives in the USA. I am teaching both of my kids to speak, read and eventually write German.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: mack/misophist
Date: 15 Jul 06 - 11:57 AM

Some time back a group called 'Fascinatin' Aida' did this song. They don't seem to be active any more but if some one knows an ex-member...


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ron Davies
Date: 15 Jul 06 - 12:24 PM

I'd love to hear this song.

It seems pretty clear that the more languages you speak, the better--and it's also a lot of fun.

It's also clear, as discussed earlier, that the Germans get a bad rap in the allegation they have no sense of humor.

When I was there there were great songs, Ulrich Roski, Schobert and Black, and Udo Juergens, for instance. One of Roski's songs, "Des Pudels Kern" was about a guy who was looking for mushrooms and strayed into a maneuvers area. Picked up for spying, he was grilled for names--so he gave them a lot of names of mushrooms. They were impressed.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 05:50 PM

Googling with the phrase "If You Want People to Like You Learn German" finds nothing (except Mudcat). Allmusic.com doesn't list it either. Neither do they list a band called "The Naff". In fact, I can't find anything on the Internet that confirms that a band called "The Naff" ever existed. Strange.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Bob Bolton
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 08:23 PM

G'day (GUEST,Peter MacKay),

I knew that Clive Robertson had some strange (eclectic) tastes / selections back when he ran the 2BL "Drivetime" program ... and I do remember hearing this song on Sydney radio. It quite probably was on "Drivetime", as I drove home from work ... one of the few times I got to hear the radio.

Maybe we need to e-mail / phone him and ask if he remembers anything about the track!

Regards,

Bob (still in Sydney)


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 03:31 AM

Uncle Jaque (or Uncle Jack, or Oncle Jacques, or Onkel Jakob?) - For an outhouse we have in German slang Plumpsklo = thudbog.

Witty and humourous German singers are Reinhard Mey, Ulrich Roski and Hannes Wader (the famous three of Berlin, in the seventies).
And there were Ingo Insterburg and Company, in the same time, famous for their musical jokes and sometimes very unusual instruments.

Learn German with the Hymn to Mrs Pohl, his old landlady, about the conflicts after a jag in her house (Hannes Wader also mentioned as a participant).One of my favourite songs - I had some strange landladies, too, at university.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: alanabit
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:56 AM

On the pop music side, "Die Prinzen" have recorded a lot of witty and funny songs. "Die "Ärtzte", ("The Doctors") are a little too hard edged for everyone's tastes, but they can be devastatingly funny at times too. "Männer Sind Schweine" is a classic.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: alanabit
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 07:18 AM

You need a little German for this one, but it is hilarious. It's by Die Prinzen.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Slag
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 04:39 PM

My great grandfather, a German always said that the only time a German was happy was when he had his foot on somebody's throat! Ack!

Vee haf vays oof dealing mitt your kind! Papers, you vill show your papers!

Joe, I read Hellenic! My pronunciation, I'm sure, leaves a lot to be desired!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: alanabit
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 02:32 AM

I think your great grandfather must have been talking about the Germans you see in the Pinewood studio films of the fifties. I recall hearing another silly cliche´ about Germans always being, "either at your feet or at your throat".
The bureaucrats do have frightening power over here, but it is rare for them to threaten and bully. Last week, for instance, I got a new tax bill within a week. They had sent me a warning estimate, after my figures had gone in several months late. To be fair to them, they behaved very much better than I did. I would have been a lot less fortunate in the UK!
There is plenty to poke fun at here and German culture has as many aberrations as any other. Humor works when you recognise the targets. The silly jokes based on the comic book stereotypes of the fifties and sixties are getting a little tiresome. We are a couple of generations on and no one recognises these cardboard cut outs any more. The "evil Nazi swine" is no more of a typical German than Jack the Ripper is a typical Englishman.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 03:54 AM

Thanks, alanabit - it is better if such statements are made by observers coming from abroad and not by the people concerned.
Yes, we Europeans have learned the bitter lessons of two big wars; stereotypes won't help us any more, but respect for the other ones' rights and ways. The Mudcat, by the way, I experienced as very helpful to know strangers better, and suddenly they are strangers no more, but good friends even if you never have met them.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Slag
Date: 25 Jul 06 - 02:25 PM

My great grandfather lived in the mid to late 1800's, not quite the 1950 's or 60's. It was a different world back then. When you consider that the English would always try to position "Germantown" or "Dutchtown" between them and any possible hostilities from the frontier in those day you can understand why there may have been a little bellacosity. Said saying was passed on to me by my mother, now in her 80's!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 03:48 PM

Hi my name is Matt Cook. I am 11 years old and can speak some German.Not much but I can speak German. I have always wanted to learn it. Because two years ago I found out my great grandfather was German and immigrated to America in 1942.His name was Mathias Koch,in English means Matthew Cook. I learned German from books I read and tv shows I watched.Eventhough I know German I am not popular.But I have a girlfriend.Which is pretty good.She has german ancestors too.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 03:54 PM

It's me again I was wondering. How do you count to 80 in german?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 05:15 PM

Well, one of the few songs I learnt from my mother was the Bayerische Marsch, but it only started from 20.

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 05:50 PM

That's ok I already know 1 thru 20.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 05:52 PM

"Don't Mention the War" (You Tube Fawlty Towers video clip.)


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 05:57 PM

Not sure I understand your question, Matthew. The number just before achtzig is neun und siebzig or siebzig neun.

I like the Men are Schweine song. I'd like to hear it sung!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Cookie a.k.a Matt
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 06:05 PM

thanks Kitty would you e-mail it to me?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Cookie a.k.a matt
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 06:09 PM

Hey, Ebbie where are you from?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 07:51 PM

One of my freind's dad is from Switzerland and speaks fluent german and still has an accent. It's really kinda cool.His name is Franz.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 04:50 PM

what does,"mein gott im himmel", mean?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 05:11 PM

'what does,"mein gott im himmel", mean? '

My God in heaven, you have to ask that? Sheesh. OK, I'll tell you. It means (this is a loose translation): I have bad gout in my %$#@&*%$#.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: alanabit
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 05:48 PM

For Ebbie. "Männer Sind Schweine".


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: alanabit
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 05:55 PM

And here is Georg Kreisler, a master of black comedy.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 06:17 PM

Counting to 80 in German.

Counting in German
0. null
1. eins
2. zwei (zwo)
3. drei
4. vier
5. fünf
6. sechs
7. sieben
8. acht
9. neun
10. zehn
11. elf
12. zwölf
13. dreizehn
14. vierzehn
15. fünfzehn
16. sechzehn
17. siebzehn
18. achtzehn
19. neunzehn
20. zwanzig
21. einundzwanzig
22. zweiundzwanzig
23. dreiundzwanzig
24. vierundzwanzig
25. fünfundzwanzig
26. sechsundzwanzig
27. siebenundzwanzig
28. achtundzwanzig
29. neunundzwanzig
30. dreißig
40. vierzig
50. fünfzig
60. sechzig
70. siebzig
80. achtzig


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:13 PM

Thanks Peace!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,mc
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:15 PM

By the way,#$!@ you!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:15 PM

Matt. I have messed up. I thought you were a troll. I now realize you are not. I'm not always an idiot. I really meant the apology on the other thread and the thanks to you for having accepted it.

One of the things you could do that would be a big help to the people who run the site (and occasionally edit posts) is to use the same name spelled the same way ALL the time, OK?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:16 PM

sorry


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:22 PM

Hey Peace are you online? If you are online I really am sorry! what do you wanna talk about?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:24 PM

Yeah, Matt, I'm here.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:33 PM

Good.What do you wanna talk about?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:36 PM

I was hoping to get some clarification as to something you said upthread.

"I learned German from books I read and tv shows I watched.Eventhough I know German I am not popular.But I have a girlfriend.Which is pretty good.She has german ancestors too."

What do you mean you're not popular.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:37 PM

Hey Peace, Were you in a war?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:39 PM

No, I wasn't. And I'm glad about that. I have often been in dubious battle, though. But there are many people here who have been in wars. Some will talk about it and some won't. You seem to have an interest in warfare. Why is that?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:40 PM

I mean't not many people like me ,but I do have a girlfriend.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:41 PM

That's what I was hoping we could talk about. You are kinda young to think that not many people like you.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:43 PM

I am 11 and in 6th grade and just love history.p.s. how old are you?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:46 PM

Do you have hills where you are? Because if you do, I am almost as old as them. If you are any good at math, here is how old I am.

Multiply your age by 4. Add to that 5 x 3.

I love history, too. What history are you studying now?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:46 PM

And where are you from?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:49 PM

I am from Canada. A provice called Alberta.

And listen up for a second, OK? Do NOT go giving out your e-mail address or real name or even where you live to people you meet on the internet. Got that?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:49 PM

no I don't have hills where I live because I live in Iowa.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:52 PM

Right. Look, if we're gonna be friends, ya gotta read what I write, too, OK? "Do NOT go giving out your e-mail address or real name or even where you live to people you meet on the internet."


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,matt c.
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:52 PM

how do I delete the message?By the way my dad is the cheif of police.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:55 PM

Chief of Police? Cool. But don't be talkin' about that, either.

I will ask one of the editors to erase that part of your post: the e-mail one. But NO MORE personal information, OK?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 08:59 PM

are ther any more rules to know about?now my name is cooki ok.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:02 PM

OK. Cookie is good. I preferred Oscar the Grouch myself, but then it's an age thing, and I'm a grumpy old guy anyway.

I just sent a message asking that the e-mail post and some bits of another be removed. Mr Offer is the site administrator and he's a really good guy. So that's taken care of.

Now, what are you studying in history?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:05 PM

Peace will you please get the editors to delete the e-mail message?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:07 PM

It may take them an hour or so, but they WILL get it done, OK? Please don't be worried about it. But handg on. I'll message a few other people. They are assistant editors and they can do that, too. Hang on and I'll be back.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:08 PM

It ois taken care of.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:09 PM

I am out of school now but next year I will study WWI, WWII,and the Korean War.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:09 PM

This is what it looks like now:

Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: GUEST,matt - PM
Date: 17 Jun 07 - 04:14 PM

if anyone knows email me at [removed per request - see below].


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:12 PM

Wow, That is lots of wars. And lots to learn. Do you enjoy school?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:12 PM

THANK YOU!!!!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:15 PM

yeah ,but I hate math.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:17 PM

tell the editor I said,"THANK YOU."


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:20 PM

LOL.

I failed it all the way through school. However, whether or not we like it, we have to learn it. If the math to get my age was a bit much, here's the long explanation.

"Multiply your age by 4. Add to that 5 x 3"

Your age is 11. So 11 x 4 = 44. Add 5 x 3 = 15 to that.
                  
44 + 15 = 59. So, my age is 59. Don't be tellin' that to people. SSSSSSHHHH.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:22 PM

I certainly will pass on your thanks, Cookie. But there's a good chance they already saw them.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:34 PM

Peace,you still there?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:34 PM

OK. I have to go. You take care of yourself and be careful crossing the street. (I know, you're not a kid.) I hope we can talk a bit tomorrow. Good night, little buddy.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:35 PM

Yes, I'm still here. What's up?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:36 PM

OK I won't I don't like math but I got a B in it.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:38 PM

Night buddy.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:39 PM

Yeah. I didn't like math, either. But you know the saying, right? "Ya don't have to like it; ya just have to do it."


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:39 PM

Good night.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Joe Offer, at the Women's Center
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 09:47 PM

I guess one of the Clones moved this thread to the non-music section. I think it started out looking for a song, but the song was never found and the thread drifted.

Anyhow, Ebbie said 79 was neunundsiebzig or siebzig neun. Now every part of every German-speaking country has a different way of saying things, but siebzig neun is something I ain't never heard nohow. Is there a native speaker in the house, who can verify whether siebzig neun is ever used?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 10:00 PM

This is the non-music section genius.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 10:05 PM

Na und, cookie?

The thread started out as a song request, and was in the music section until today, when the conversation drifted far, far away from the song request. HOWEVER, should anyone know the lyrics for the requested song, we'd still like to see them posted in this thread. Just put ADD and the song title in the subject box of your message.

-Joe Offer, Forum Moderator-


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 10:09 PM

Cookie, Joe is the first moderator here. This thread wasn't non-music until you started a chat here. Kid or adult, it would be a good idea to seek a clue before jumping in and pissing people off. I'm sure if you make an effort to understand what Mudcat's about, you'll be welcome here.

And regarding your e-mail address deletion: you're welcome.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 18 Jun 07 - 10:22 PM

I am sorry about the genius remark I did not mean it.I found a friend on your sight and wanted to talk to him.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 08:44 AM

Hey Peace, are you online yet?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:55 AM

Hi, Cookie. Listen up, buddy. You have to be nice to folks here, OK? Most of them are my friends. They're good people, so be cool.

I have a full day ahead of me, so I won't be here much until after supper. Maybe we could shoot the breeze then, OK? And you make sure you than Jeri for deleting your e-mail address. She's one of the assistant clones who took care of that for you. She is also a very nice lady. And Mr Offer wrote me when he got to Mudcat and said that the deletion of your e-mail address had already been handled. You have some really good people looking out for you, so ya gotta be nice. Capiche?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:56 AM

That should read, ". . . make sure you thank Jeri . . .".


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:21 AM

Thanks Mr.Offer for deleting that message. P.S.I am sorry about that remark I made. Will you accept my apology?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for the link, alanabit. I'm glad to have the tune.

Have to say, though, that if the video is a distillation of men's fantasies, no wonder it is said that men are from Mars. lol


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 12:54 PM

Oh, I wanted to add: Joe, I too have never seen numbers given that way in German. We always used 'und'. But just to cover the bases - since my family spoke a dialect - I looked it up in Babelfish and the alternative is what they gave.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: MudGuard
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 03:49 PM

Joe, "siebzig neun" is not used in any part of Germany for 79. "neunundsiebzig" is the normal (and only - apart from pronunciation variations) form - I do not like it, but there it is.

179 is (ein)hundertneunundsiebzig - which shows why I do not like it - the spoken "digits" are in a different order than the written digits, as the "siebzig" is at the end while the corresponding 7 is in the middle.

(similar to US dates which have the small unit days in the middle, the medium unit month at the beginning and the big unit years at the end)

MudGuard, native German speaker


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 04:22 PM

by the way thank you jeri.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 06:49 PM

Hey Peace are you married?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 07:01 PM

No, Cookie, I'm not. I lived with a mountain lion for three years but she never did get used to me.

Thanks for thanking the people you thanked. And how has your day been?


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From: alanabit
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 07:20 PM

Die Ärtzte are pretty odd - even for most people here. I think the video was more poking fun at themselves. It starts with the smug, macho sentiments and then has them running for their lives when it turns out that the woman is the sharpshooter and cool dude etc... They are pretty weird though, I'll give you that!


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:28 PM

my day has been pretty good. I went fishing and caught four fish. I caught two small large mouth bass. my dad caught a small catfish,and a bluegill


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:39 PM

WOW. Did you eat them for supper? I used to fish a bit when I was your age. Caught a pike once, and some perch and sun fish. I've never caught a bass. I don't fish anymore, but I enjoy eating fish.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:41 PM

By the way, were you using lures or bait?


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:47 PM

we didn't use lures we used CANADIAN nightcrawlers,and we didn't eat them they were too small.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:49 PM

I only ever caught one fish that was big enough to eat and I let it go. It was a pike. From a lake in Quebec.

Canadian nightcrawlers, huh? LOL.

It sure sounds like you had a good time. Were you in a boat?


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:51 PM

no we don't have a boat.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:53 PM

Canadian nightcrawlers work well for bait.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:55 PM

Yes, they do. Tell me, Cookie, do you ever write stories about your adventures?


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 09:59 PM

No I don't write much.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:02 PM

WHAT?

Man oh man. Look. Writing is one way to free up your soul, buddy. It's a great way to get in touch with what you're really thinking about. Tell ya what, why not describe one of the fish you caught? Let's call him Honker just for the fun of it.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:04 PM

Do you write stories about your adventures?


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:05 PM

Sometimes I do. Now, tell me about the fish (Honker).


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:07 PM

Ok one of the bass I caught was about 6in long.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:08 PM

OK. Let's start with him or her. Did you let the fish go?


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:09 PM

A real honker huh?


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:10 PM

Yes I let it go.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:13 PM

Are you still there?


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:13 PM

Hey, man, from little acorns big oak trees grow. You know how big the fish was, but that doesn't HAVE to be the size of the fish. I mean to say, when you write the story, the fish could have pulled you into the lake, right?

Farley Mowat, a good Canadian author, said that all writers have a bit of the 'liar' in them. And who's the fish gonna tell? It's really between you and the pen. StoSome stories contain enough truth to be real and enough fantasy to be interesting.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:15 PM

What went through your mind when the fish bit? What went through the worms mind when it saw the fish? What was the fish thinking when it took the bait?


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:18 PM

Here's a link to Farley Mowat.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:21 PM

what went through my mind was,"PULL PULL PULL!" What went through the worm's mind was,"OH SHIT, PULL PULL PULL!!!!"


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:25 PM

Cookie: That may have been what went through the worms mind, but maybe the reader won't want to see the word, ya know? Some folks get real sensitive about that stuff. Especially from an eleven-year-old. Besides, if worms had mouths, his ma or pa might want to wash it out with soap.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:26 PM

OK, you are on a roll. And I have to admit you got me laughing out loud.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:26 PM

The fish was thinking,"ooooh free food I'll never get a chance like this again."


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:28 PM

do you want me to keep going?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:30 PM

YES!

Write first, edit second. Ya gt nothin' to edit if ya got nothin' on 'paper'.

Get your ideas down and get them down quick(ly). Maybe it'll be another American classic. Stories have to start somewhere, and so do writers.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:32 PM

I almost fell in the water twice once at the river next at the sand pit.P.S. I was wearing sandals and it was muddy.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:34 PM

Yeah maybe it'll be a comedy.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:39 PM

It could be. OK, little buddy. I have to get. I'm getting tired and have to hie myself on home. Would you please write the story or at least plan how you'd want the story to go? I'd be really interested in reading it. I think you have a great sense of humour, and with a little work on a few expressions with which you may be too familiar, you could become a humourist much like Mark Twain. I should tell you now that I will be away for ten days or so from Thursday until Sunday (about), so I'll be outta touch. If I can get to an internet cafe I'll try to look in a few times.

Have you read any Mark Twain?


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:39 PM

are you there?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:39 PM

Yep. I'll be here for another ten minutes or so.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:43 PM

no I haven't. do you really think I should write a book? and Where are are you going?


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:50 PM

I think a book would be great, but it's kinda like eating a wahle, ya know? One bite at a time. Try out writing a short story first.

I am going to another city to do some work. But I don't want to discuss it on a public forum. I hope you're not offended.

As to the story, why not start on it? Some stories I wrote took me a long time--but I'm a slow writer. You may be, also. But you'll never know unless you give it a shot.

"I was looking at the dried mud on my sandals and wondering what Honker was doing with the rest of his day . . .".


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:57 PM

Imight give it a shot. So are you leaving Thursday?


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 10:59 PM

So are we friends now?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:04 PM

Yes, I am. What are you doing on your vacation? OH, yeah. Here is a link to one of the great American writers. The book is called "Tom Sawyer". It is a great story. Try reading a bit. I'm pretty sure you could borrow one from your public library..

And remember, "Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more."

Mark Twain


AND

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."

Mark Twain

I have to go, Cookie. I will write again tomorrow, and I will be hoping tonight that you write some of that 'fish' story, because I am really looking forward to reading it.


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:05 PM

I hope so.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:08 PM

how will I get it to you?


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:13 PM

Post it here. There are a few people reading what you write, ya know? One lady just wrote and she hopes you'll actually do something about writing a story. Many great writers started when they were very young. Perfection is not the name of the game. Writing is. Tell your story. You have a neat sense of humour, and certainly you have a way with words. I'm sure a few people will drop in to trade some words with you. But remember, the bad words gotta get left out, OK?


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:15 PM

PS

This is the first thread I check in the morning, just so you know.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:15 PM

who hopes I will write?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: maeve
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:17 PM

I do, Cookie. I want to read your story.

Maeve


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:19 PM

THANK YOU!!!!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:21 PM

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."

Sir Winston Churchill

Night, buddy.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:23 PM

night, Peace.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: maeve
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:26 PM

Night, Cookie. You are welcome. Night Peace.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:27 PM

who wants me to write a short story?


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From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:29 PM

I hope so too, Cookie.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: maeve
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:32 PM

A short story is a good way to begin. I love reading short stories!

My favorite way to begin a short story is to go to sleep thinking about what I want to write, then when I wake up in the morning I grab some paper and write down whatever I have in my head. It may fit the story, or I may save it to use in a different story.

I'm going to go try that now. I'll be around tomorrow. Goodnight, Cookie!

Maeve


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:32 PM

Thanks Ebbie.


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From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:35 PM

Thank you Maeve.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: maeve
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:36 PM

You're welcome. I've got to go, but I'll check in sometime tomorrow.

Maeve


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,cookie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:41 PM

Good night everyone.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Jun 07 - 11:50 PM

Good night. (Of course, since I am in Alaska it's not my bedtime yet. Not even 8 o'clock.)


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 04:08 AM

Sheesh Cookie, you could become a member and do most of this in the Chat room!
G


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 09:39 AM

I am offically a member now.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 09:42 AM

I am not cookie anymore.


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From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 10:04 AM

Hey, Maeve I haven't got any ideas for a short story yet But don't woory I'll get one sooner or later.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 10:09 AM

Let's try for sooner, Cookster. I'm gettin' older by the minute here. Welcome to Mudcat. Have to go for a few hours. See ya later.


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From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 10:13 AM

see ya later.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 10:21 AM

I want to read it, too.

Write about your fishing trip. Even if it is just a couple of paragraphs. This is not a school assignment, have fun with it. If it is easier just describe what really happened. Include details, the story gets longer sooner and it makes it more interesting to read.

P.S. Don't get discouraged if nobody responds right away, it happens all the time.


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From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 10:28 AM

thanks KB.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 12:28 PM

anyone else want me to write a short story.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 12:37 PM

Possible fish story beginning:

"Well, I'm home now. Mostly what's left is in one piece although there are some folks out there who are going to be surprised when they come across a pair of pants sloshing around in the swift water..."

Cookster, my point is to jump right in. In a short story you don't have to set the scene, just tell the story.


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From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 12:39 PM

Thank you Ebbie.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 01:16 PM

cookster, the real question is, do you want to write a story? If yes, then do so.

I hope you write a story and post it here for us to read, but don't write it for us, write it for you. You may enjoy the process but the only way to find out is to give it a try.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 05:12 PM

OK.But it might be a couple days.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: maeve
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 09:27 PM

Hey there, Cookster (nice name!) KB has an excellent point. You are writing for yourself. It's fun when other people love something you've written, but if you enjoy writing a story and you have a good time, someone else will probably like it too!

I've got icecream waiting for me, so I'll say, "Goodnight" for now.

maeve


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From: robomatic
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 11:04 PM

Sideshow Bob is in court for making threats against Bart Simpson:

PROSECUTOR: "You were stamping out license plates that read 'DIE BART DIE'"

SIDESHOW BOB: "I was writing in German, Die, Bart, Die!'"

ONLOOKER: "No one who speaks German can be a bad man!"


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Jun 07 - 11:07 PM

robo, according to the rules of German that I learned as a child, one could not say 'die' in reference to a man. I don't suppose that Bart Simpson is a woman?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 11:37 AM

I don't think so.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 01:06 PM

Having seen the series I doubt it too, Cookster.

By the way, we should make it clear: As KB in Iowa said, you needn't write a story. It is only fun if *you* want to.

However, it is a great way to learn to use words to paint with.

What are your plans for your summer? Time's a-wastin'.

Eb


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 01:57 PM

my plans are to go to a family reunion.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:10 PM

Do you have to travel far?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:19 PM

No, we're going to a place in central Illinois.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:27 PM

If I wanted to go to "central Illinois", not only would I have to go far but I'd have to either get in a boat for the first few hours or I'd have to fly south for about three hours then east for another four or five hours. So I guess I won't make it.

Juneau, the capital of Alaska, has no road system out of town. There are mountains and ice fields in back of us and the Pacific Ocean in front.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:27 PM

You may go practically right by me to get there. I live in east central Iowa.

Remember not to give specifics about where you are. I think we Mudcatters are generally a pretty good bunch but anyone anywhere with an internet connection could potentially read this.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:31 PM

I live in eastern Iowa.by the way I remember.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:37 PM

Short trip to central Illinois (if I remember correctly).


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:41 PM

yeah you do.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:53 PM

So where did you go fishing? Have you written anything about it?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 02:59 PM

I went to a place called,"The West Rochester Sand Pit."It used to be a sand quarry.No I haven't.I'm going to,but I'm thinking about it.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 03:11 PM

I drove practically right past there the other day on my way to Tipton for a baseball game.

Have you ever gone to the Rochester Cemetery? Native prairie, it's really something.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 04:59 PM

When did you go to tipton? If you went on Tuesday that was the same day I went fishing.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:13 PM

Perhaps you were sitting on shore when you heard the crunch of my tires on the gravel behind you. The dust rose and then settled on your bait cup, coating the worms with the fine white powder.

But it was really Saturday and I was on the blacktop (Herbert Hoover Highway). In fact I took I-80 to get to Tipton and HHH on the way back. I was running late getting there but had lots of time on the way home. I take the back roads when I can, much less stressful than the interstate. Lots more to see, too.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:23 PM

I think The West Rochester Sand Pit is a great place to go fishing. Have you ever been fishing there?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:25 PM

Have you?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:30 PM

201


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:34 PM

Well, you also got #200 so it still counts. I'm going for the day, be back tomorrow morning.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 21 Jun 07 - 05:39 PM

OK.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 12:55 PM

HELLO!!!!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 01:40 PM

Hola. Have you done any writing on that story? No pressure, but let's get crackin'.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 05:14 PM

Hey KB can you give me some time?I'm only 11.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 05:16 PM

P.S. have you read your messages yet?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 05:21 PM

Oh, OK. I was just funnin' anyway. I do this stuff from work so I don't post much on the weekend. You may not hear from me until Monday. Maybe somebody else will pick up the slack.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 22 Jun 07 - 05:24 PM

you read your messages yet?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 23 Jun 07 - 02:27 PM

hi


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 24 Jun 07 - 01:55 PM

What does highlandsok mean?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: goatfell
Date: 25 Jun 07 - 09:04 AM

Ja mein Fuehrer


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: goatfell
Date: 25 Jun 07 - 09:08 AM

only kiding


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: KB in Iowa
Date: 25 Jun 07 - 09:11 AM

I read my messages, I responded a couple of times. I have to go to the welcome thread now to make it official.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 05:40 PM

What does Panzer Faust and Panzer Shrek mean?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 05:46 PM

Wondered where you'd gone to, Cookster! (Sorry I can't answer as to Panzer Faust and Panzer Shrek.)


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 05:58 PM

That's OK.No where I'm right here.By the way "panzer" means tank.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 06:23 PM

Well, I know who Faust is/was and I know Shrek; I just don't know a way to tie them all together.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 06:54 PM

I think shrek means terror.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Ebbie
Date: 28 Jun 07 - 07:53 PM

Interesting bit, there, Cookster. Schreck does indeed deal with something awful or frightening. So what does Faust mean? In the story, Faust was a man who made a bargain with the devil.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 02:50 PM

Does anyone know?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 03:16 PM

Panzer, literally translated, means "armor". Tanks were called "panzers" because they are armored vehicles. The whole word for "tank" in German is "panzerkampfwagen", meaning "armored fighting vehicle". Panzer is the colloquial abbreviation of panzerkampfwagen.

Panzerfaust means "armor fist". It was a weapon meant to punch holes through the armor of tanks.

Panzerschrek means "armor fright". It was a weapon similar to a bazooka, meant to destroy tanks.

The Germans supplied their infantry with a very large number of excellent short range tank-killing weapons. They had good reason to. They were outnumbered by the Allies to a factor of at least 20 to 1 in tanks after 1943.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:13 PM

I thought it meant,"tank terror."


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:14 PM

Thank you Little Hawk.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:16 PM

Function: noun
Etymology: German Panzer tank, armor, coat of mail, from Middle High German panzier, from Old French panciere, from pance, panche belly — more at paunch
Date: circa 1939


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:17 PM

Thanks Peace.Are you leaving today?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:20 PM

Nope. I hope tomorrow. Have a few snags.
How are you?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Peace
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:24 PM

BTW, Little Hawk loves history (he hates war) and he knows lots about WWII. There are some interesting sites you could find about tank warfare by Googling

panzer tanks

and others by Googling

armored warfare


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:34 PM

OK Little Hawk....What did GI's call german rockets?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:48 PM

well......


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 06:59 PM

I'm not sure I remember that, Cookster. The Germans had a multi-rocket-firing thing on wheels called a Nebelwerfer. The G.I.'s may have called those rockets "Screaming Mimi's" but I could be wrong about that...that might be the name for the American rocket devices which were mounted on some vehicles, like tanks or halftracks. The Russians also had rockets...Katyusha rockets, mounted on trucks. The Katyushas are still used today by a variety of Russian-supplied forces. Many of the Muslim fighters in the Middle East have employed them.

Seems to me that the generic German words for "rockets" is "raketen" or something like that, but I can't swear to it.

As you suggested, "tank terror" is a good enough translation of Panzerschrek, and it has a better ring in English than "armor fright", I'd say.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 07:02 PM

OK I just wanted to know what they called them.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Jul 07 - 09:34 PM

I looked it up. Here's a good Wickipedia article about the Nebelwerfer rockets.

Nebelwerfers


The G.I.'s called them the "Screaming Mimi" or the "Moaning Minnie". They were deadly against infantry or unarmoured targets.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 03:44 PM

OK thank you.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 08 Jul 07 - 10:37 PM

History is fun!!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jul 07 - 02:25 PM

Yeah, it is. I've loved history since I was, oh, maybe 6 years old, and my love for it certainly helped me get good marks in school.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn Ger
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 10:10 AM

History fun? Have you been in the target area of Katyushas or screaming Minnies? Not so funny.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 10:22 AM

That's not "history", Wilfried, that's war! I never said war was fun. One of the good things about knowing your history well is that it may make you wise enough not to be so much in favor of going out and fighting more wars.

That's how it has affected me, anyway.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: beardedbruce
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 11:08 AM

"BTW, Little Hawk loves history (he hates war)"


Just remember, those who do NOT know history are doomed to repeat it.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 10 Jul 07 - 05:16 PM

I know history.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:39 AM

History is alot of fun.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: cookster
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 03:32 PM

It really is.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Oct 10 - 11:06 AM

yES, Clive Robertson did used to play it on his breakfast show on 2BL. The only bits of the lyrics I can remember are:

If you want people to like you, learn German
Girls will let you kiss them upon the neck
Fly a stuka, drive a tank, put your deutchmarks in the bank.

....and

...If you going to London today: "Fly Lufthansa 'we know the way"

(the last line was a pun on the German national airline's marketing slogan at the time!!)
Glenn


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Gerhard
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 06:32 AM

There we are: it's pure irony.

However, quite a number of American and British writers boasted their effort to learn German, so they clearly hoped to be liked for that by their

fellow-citizens. Mark Twain, to name one, was quite critical of German society, but simultaneously very eager to learn about it. His critique on
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Awful_German_Language">The Awful German Language
is a rejected lover's lament. Mark Twain is certainly well-liked

by Americans, Germans, and elsewhere, though not all he wrote is marked by his best wisdom.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Gerhard
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 06:35 AM

contd.

Generally, ambitious learning adds to someone's reputation, unless it's combined with a snobbish or geekish attitude. Learning difficult languages (i.e. any foreign languages) for cultural reasons is a worthy cause, like learning to play instruments etc.

Gerhard (a German trying to learn a number of languages - and feeling to be liked for that.)

PS: Here is the clicky for The Awful German Language.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Jeanie
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 04:33 AM

Shakespeare is German ! Go on....take a look...

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: Arnie
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 12:45 PM

This thread started over 13 yrs ago - is it the oldest current thread? I haven't read it all, but was the original query ever answered? I speak a bit of German and found that the only people this made me popular with were Germans who appreciated the effort I made. Unfortunately it probably sounded like an effort too!! Case endings, split infinitives - learning this language is not for the faint-hearted!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Gerhard
Date: 11 Oct 10 - 06:02 PM

Arnie, the best witness hitherto seems to be that anonymous GUEST on 09 Oct 10 - 11:06 AM. However, that version might be a parody of an affirmative original.

You'll have a ball when you're spreken der Deutsch - not while learning, to be sure. If the last three words of this line are original, they are deliberately wrong German, somewhat self-contradictory. (A well-known variant is "I wish I could sprechen Sie deutsch".)

I googled quite a bit and found no further evidence of the song; the question is still open.

Actually, learning any foreign language is very difficult. To aid your memory, learn songs (or arias) by heart, and read books you really like.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 12:19 AM

I would love to get a recording of this, I can only remember some of the bits and the chorus. It was played on the BBC world service in 1980 after the goon show.


If you want people to like you, learn german,
Girls will let you kiss them on the lips. ("Ach Really!")

*chorus*
So buff up your goose steps, get them panzers on.
vun two three..
'cause today its a frankferter sausage, tomorrow the world!!
*da da da da da da* - mouth organ solo


If you want people to like you, learn German,
We can get you to london most times of the day,
("fly lufthansa, ve know the way")

*chorus*
So buff up your goose steps, get them panzers on.
vun two three..
'cause today its a frankferter sausage, tomorrow the world!!
*da da da da da da* - mouth organ solo


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Patsy
Date: 15 Dec 10 - 04:01 AM

My father taught me some he is still pretty fluent after all these years after being held as a POW. Yes I would like learn it again because I found it was quite easy to pick up, I still remember how to count and say please and thank-you which is a good start.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,dj ian maiden
Date: 15 May 11 - 12:11 AM

It is definitely 100% positively THE NAFF. The title is actually SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH. It was an Australian novelty sone released on EMI in 1981, it is not a regular looking EMI label though and may have been an EMI custom pressing, as they were pressing most independent releleases at that time. Written by a J.Gillard (although I suspect not the Julia Gillard who is currently Prime Minister). I first heard it in Adelaide on the 5UV Student Radio 12 in 1981 and took me about 15 years to find a copy. I am currently not set up for digitizing vinyl, but when I am, I will post it on this forum so you can all experience the glory of The Nazz. My favourite line is "If you want people to say Howdy Doody, Change your name to Dieter or Rudy"


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Judith Gabriel, Mittagong
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 07:27 PM

Adrian Carter, you first asked the question in August 1997, and today you get an answer.
Clive Robertson did indeed play SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH by THE NAFF on his ABC radio programme.
After playing the record (yes, I still have the single), to the best of my reckoning these are the lyrics:

If you want people to like you, learn German
If you want love and affection, whisper "ja, ja"
If you want people to say "howdy doody"
Change your name to Dieter or Rudi
Give them something to think about
Stand up straight, talk in kraut
"Danke schon, bitte schon, ja, ja, ja"

If you want people to like you, learn German
You'll make so many friends when you SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH
'cause smiles break out at the sound of kraut
When a german voice is heard (achtung)
'cause today it's a frankfurter sausage, tomorrow the world

Oh, if you want people to like you, learn German
Wear a monocle and a jewelled(?)spur(?) (all the way from Heidelberg)
And if you want that popularity
Try to speak your Deutsch with clarity
Swig that beer, drink that wine
Make the trains all run on time (toot, toot)

If you want people to like you, learn German
You'll make so many friends when you SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH
So act real merry, sing in Gerry
And chat up all the girls (hello Schatze)
Because today it's a frankfurter sausage, tomorrow the world

(music)

Then you'll come back from Paraguay
(but next time no more Mr. Nice Guy)
Drive around in a big Mercedes
Enjoy interrogating terrified ladies (You vill answer ze qvestion)

If you want people to like you, learn German (whoa)
You'll make so many friends when you SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH
So have some fun, talk in Hun
When the German flags unfurl (ticketty poo)
'cause today it's a frankfurter sausage, tomorrow the world.

Oh, if you want people to like you, learn German
Girls will let you kiss them upon the neck (you're djoking)
Germany will become a power again
If you annex Czechoslavakia
Fly Stuka (?), drive tank
Put your Deutschmarks in the bank

If you want people's love and admiration
Then try to assimilate them two-ton traits (that's what the people like)
So shine your boots up, brush up your goose-step
Get them Panzers oiled
Because today it's a frankfurter sausage, tomorrow (x3)
There's so much love you really can't knock it
For the guys who invented the B2 rocket
Today it's a frankfurter sausage, tomorrow (x3)
If you're going to London today
Fly Lufthansa (ve know ze vay)
Today it's a frankfurter sausage, tomorrow the world (vody-o-doe)

That should satisfy those who couldn't quite remember the song.
It was a good one.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: michaelr
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 08:14 PM

Why is this below the line?


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 25 Oct 11 - 04:18 PM

Hi dj ian maiden,

Having listened to Clive Roberston on many occasions on Drive too, getting an mp3 (or equivalent) of The Naff "SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH" would be awesome! Please post a link here if you ever get around to digitising the vinyl! Rgds, JohnB


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 26 Oct 11 - 06:42 AM

Ach Du lieber Scheiße, das ist ja voll Krass!


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,JSL
Date: 28 Dec 11 - 11:39 PM

Hello Shatzi
I was looking for the MP3 of this and came up with this site. Along with 'Christmas Countdown' John Bird's 'Dah selekerted Works Of Idi Amin' Jeremy Taylor and of course Brunswick Heads Revisited, this is an all time favourite. I have the single (or my parents do) but too lazy to get a digital recording happening. I will at some stage - too good not to preserve. Given the euro and some favourable political winds, who knows? Manybe it will become topical again:)

Couple of lines not quite right above.
'Fly a Stuka, drive a tank - Put your deutschmarks in the bank'
'for the guys that invented the V2 rocket' (history people, history!)
The line 'all ze vay from Heidelberg' keeps playing in my mind, but I can't remember the earlier line.. It will come to me and it was clever:)
two-on traits is clearly meant to be 'teuton traits' as in tuetonic traits - wandering over europe in springtime, that sort of thing:)

Thanks for the info...


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Peter McCallum
Date: 05 Nov 13 - 04:42 PM

Thanks so much for the lyrics


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST
Date: 07 Dec 13 - 12:22 AM

I remember the flip side of the single, it was called "Darling,I Lope You"


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Dec 13 - 04:19 PM

I randomly heard this on the radio twice, many years ago; probably in 1988. This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone else knowing about it. The chorus goes "If you want people to like you learn German. Your friends will all like you when you sprechen sie deutsche. You will win such popularity, when you speak your Deutsche with clarity; today it's Franfurt sausage, tomorrow the world" There were funny references to 'the guys who invented the V2 rocket and answer ze questions. It is hilarious. I even publicly recounted this radio experience at a business breakfast, where the head of Newcastle ABC radio was speaking. After I had everyone in the room wondering where this was going, I asked 'Could play it again?' This brought the house down. I now have my record player working again and have a great collection. But that is the Lynch pin I could do with to make it complete. So if anyone, anywhere knows details, I'd be delighted. I'll go over this enormous thread when I'm not rushing out for work and see what I can extract.


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Sanity, TAS
Date: 18 Aug 15 - 07:44 PM

I found a link to the Vinyl on Discogs.com
http://www.discogs.com/Naff-Sprechen-Sie-Deutsch/release/7167123
Unlucky that there is no stock/ no one selling it


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Peter McCallum
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 05:26 AM

Here's the track on https://youtu.be/LN-SRLsrc4E


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Subject: RE: Req: If You Want People to Like You, Learn German
From: GUEST,Peter McCallum
Date: 09 Mar 16 - 05:29 AM

Here's the link on Youtube https://youtu.be/LN-SRLsrc4E


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