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Thread: Moin Moin! - A Northern German Greeting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow Hunt View Post
    You should get it popular in southern Deutschland. Start up the new fad.
    Ow ow ow, Valkyrie is going to start beating you with a broomstick!

    We were just discussing the use of the Northern German farewell formulation ("Tschüß!") that has spread throughout Southern Germany as an indication of the progressing decay of our German languages. It was based on an article that used the charming epithet "Der preußische Sprachbazillus" (meaning "The Prussian language sickness", since everything to the North is "Prussian" to Southern Germans).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winslow Hunt View Post
    You should get it popular in southern Deutschland. Start up the new fad.
    Why should I? As Hauke Haien already said I´d like to get rid of it here. "Moin Moin" is is a Northern German greeting and should stay one exclusively. For me it´s important to preserve our exclusive Southern German greetings ("Habadere, Griaß Di, Griaß God, Pfiade,..." etc.)

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    From further north...

    Many Norwegians say "morn morn" when they want to say "hi" or "hello" in passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imperator X View Post
    I know in Afrikaans (and perhaps Dutch?) the word for beautiful is "mooi", thus making a Frisian origin more than possible.
    In Eastern and Nothern Netherlands "moi" is used as a greeting. Probably derived of Morgen

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    I've only heard women say it. Hopefully that doesn't mean they are male police/antifa agents with fake profiles. Maybe it is different for Hessians as opposed to on the north coast?
    Hmm, I've seen many German males use it around these forums, especially on Thiazi, but on Skadi as well. Here some German introduction threads where we are greeted with "Moin" by German males:

    http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=97679
    http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=100894
    http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=101457
    http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=112031

    I've a little bit doubt they are all antifascist agents.

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