Beautiful German of the week.
Because somebody has to admire them.
I haven’t been able to decrypt this Deutsche Welle article yet but at least there aren’t that many words in it.
Here are most of them: Disbelief… bad dream… cold sweat… irritation… extremely alarming… dangerous… help of fake news… populist… irrational… awful phantom… concerned… not been very convincing… catastrophic mistake… contempt… inauguration.
“There are no signs showing that it will be good.”
It’s the woman standing next to him. Hardy, har, har.
Anas Modamani, who migrated to Germany from Syria, told the BBC that a photo he took with German leader Angela Merkel has been used in various reports claiming he was involved in several different terrorist attacks, which spread around Facebook.
Modamani hired a lawyer to file an injunction against the Menlo Park-based social network alleging the company failed to remove racist posts, in violation of German hate speech laws. The legal action comes as Facebook faces mounting pressure to do something about the proliferation of fake news on the social network.
Er wäre ein Paradebeispiel für gelungene Integration. Doch nach einem Selfie mit der Kanzlerin wird Anas Modamani immer wieder als Terrorist verunglimpft. Die Geschichte eines 19-Jährigen, der jetzt genug hat.
At Berlin Fashion Week!
And they’re finally bringing out a collection for the rest of us. It’s called “Alien Nation” and I couldn’t feel more alienated if I tried.
This latest collection, prepared for the autumn/winter 2017/18 season, is being shown under the title “Alien Nation,” a nod to the estrangement that Goy and Kubeja, like many other artists today, feel as a result of the shifts in the political climate. “The collection is not as pictorial as previous collections have been,” said Goy.
But Berlin’s “new” airport doors won’t. So that’s why the grand opening will have to be put off again for another year.
For now, I mean. Hey, when one door closes another one opens. And when when one door doesn’t close… Whatever.
Statt 80 Prozent Ende 2016 sind de facto nur 20 Prozent in Ordnung. Ein ordnungsgemäßes Funktionieren der Türen ist jedoch insbesondere für die fehlerfreie Entrauchung wichtig.
PS: You just wait, Hamburg. You’re going to have to.
That means stiff upper lip.
And that’s what meany Berlin politician types are struggling with to keep up after Donald Trump’s latest bizarre attacks against Germany, the EU and NATO.
In trying to console themselves, however, many German stiff-upper-lippers remind the rest of us that Donald Trump is also against the UN, the CIA, the FBI, AC/DC, TCP/IP and even LSD itself, to name just a few. Although the LSD…
With a stiff upper lip, Steffen Seibert instead pledged that Berlin would “co-operate closely” with the Trump administration.
But not all too much, it seems.
I mean, who ought those police checks on New Year’s Eve in Cologne have been directed toward? Blonde Scandanavian retirees? Something tells me that would have been less effective than the emphasis they placed on Nafris.
A YouGov poll released on Thursday found that the majority of Germans said racial profiling was not problematic, amid criticism of police checks on New Year’s Eve in Cologne. Sixty-three percent of Germans in the YouGov poll said they did not find racial profiling generally problematic.
Mehrheit der Deutschen hält Racial Profiling für unproblematisch, US-Amerikaner denken anders
It’s 99 cent blowout ebook sale time again! Like how outrageous is that?
Dumb Deutsch: Absurd German Language Errors (auch für deutsche Leser geeignet)
“Very funny book, relating dumb things people say while trying out their high school German. Laughing so hard at my normally quiet workplace I had tears in my eyes, my boss walked by and asked if I was OK. Oh yeah! She has a great sense of humor with an eye toward languages. Buy this book and laugh yourself silly!”
* I’d give this ebook away for free but then you wouldn’t read it and that would be irresponsible so I won’t.
Or lebenslänglich*, as the Germans like to call it. It’s only 169 years.
Or could be. For Volkswagen managers who get arrested in US-Amerika, I mean.
A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered a Volkswagen executive charged in the Justice Department’s diesel emissions investigation held without bail pending trial. Oliver Schmidt was arrested Saturday at Miami’s International Airport as he planned to fly home after a vacation. He was one of six current and former VW executives charged this week in U.S. District Court in Detroit. The other five are in Germany and are unlikely to be extradited…
Schmidt is charged with eleven felony counts, which could be punished by up to 169 years in prison, the government said.
VW-Manager drohen bis zu 169 Jahre Gefängnis
* There is no such think as a life sentence in Germany, by the way. A life sentence is 15 years here.