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    Re: AW: Austrians: The Ugliest People of Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Erzherzog_Bernd View Post
    You forgot that Germans lack a sense of humor...

    Don't the frenchs say that about germany? I don't remember, but i really want to know how that cliché was created, since germans have alot of humor, if not - to much.




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    Re: AW: Austrians: The Ugliest People of Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Svartr View Post
    Don't the frenchs say that about germany? I don't remember, but i really want to know how that cliché was created, since germans have alot of humor, if not - to much.




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    It's probably because the Germans didn't find it humorous like the rest when Germany was being bombed.

    "Sauerkrauts! They just don't see the joke in it, bloody Germans"

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    Re: AW: Austrians: The Ugliest People of Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Erzherzog_Bernd View Post
    Well, as Churchill said when asked about the bombing of Germany and whether they shouldn't rather focus on military targets rather than civilian ones: 'D'abord le plaisir, après le travail'. - Pleasure before work.
    That's another view on it. Today the English say that it was needed to kill our citizens.


    Isn't it the truth about all movies "German"?
    Not even closely.


    Funny isn't it?... Can't take a joke

    Okay, we are not talking about "Humor" itself here. More about "Cultural Humor".



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    Re: AW: Austrians: The Ugliest People of Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Erzherzog_Bernd View Post
    You forgot that Germans lack a sense of humor...
    There is certainly some truth in that, and then again no truth at all:

    The humour in the Anglosphere (US, Britain, maybe even Australia) is different to the humour in the German cultural area:

    The English humour as it's been spread everywhere is reasonably dry, quite subtle, includes a lot of puns and d'uh moments.

    The German humour is usually somewhat morbid, often straight-on, and not seldom includes a moment of Schadenfreude etc.

    I have observed this happening ever since I share a flat with an Englishman: Whenever he tells a joke I go like "Uhm...OK" and all the Britons laugh their backsides off. Whenever I tell a joke he says "That isn't funny" and all the Germans tumble across the floor.

    Since we fought against pretty much the entire Anglosphere, that is obviously the stereotype they took home. Just as it is common currency in the German cultural area to say that the English lack humour. I guess it just depends on the angle your seeing it from.

    Though we are really getting off the topic here.
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    Re: AW: Austrians: The Ugliest People of Europe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigurd Eirikson View Post
    There is certainly some truth in that, and then again no truth at all:

    The humour in the Anglosphere (US, Britain, maybe even Australia) is different to the humour in the German cultural area:

    The English humour as it's been spread everywhere is reasonably dry, quite subtle, includes a lot of puns and d'uh moments.

    The German humour is usually somewhat morbid, often straight-on, and not seldom includes a moment of Schadenfreude etc.

    I have observed this happening ever since I share a flat with an Englishman: Whenever he tells a joke I go like "Uhm...OK" and all the Britons laugh their backsides off. Whenever I tell a joke he says "That isn't funny" and all the Germans tumble across the floor.

    Since we fought against pretty much the entire Anglosphere, that is obviously the stereotype they took home. Just as it is common currency in the German cultural area to say that the English lack humour. I guess it just depends on the angle your seeing it from.

    Though we are really getting off the topic here.
    Correct, it's "lost in the translation" if you want to put it like that.

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    Its always cute when revisionists create assumptions out of thin air, with no evidence to back up the claims.

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    You have NO proof they ever retracted their statements.

    Somehow, the absence of evidence has become evidence.

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