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dadge
386077.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:52 pm Reply with quote

What currency was used in Germany before the Euro?

Who founded Germany?

 
nitwit02
386080.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:04 pm Reply with quote

1 Mark
2 Bismarck
?

 
dadge
386083.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:14 pm Reply with quote

1. Yes. Mark. Our German teacher used to bore - oops, I mean enthuse - us by pointing out there was no such currency as "Deutschmark".

2. No.

 
AlmondFacialBar
386087.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:33 pm Reply with quote

it was the deutsche mark. the mark, without any attributes, was the east german currency.

and germany was founded by charlemagne.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


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Ian Dunn
386207.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:02 pm Reply with quote

According to the Advertising Standards Agency in Britain in 2001 said that calling the Germans "Kruats" was not offensive, but is, "a lighthearted reference to a national stereotype unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence."

Perhaps not surprisingly, a spokesman for the German Embassy said that, "It is offensive. If you were called cabbage, you would not like it. It is the same for us."

Source: Mr Hartson's Most Excellent Encylopedia of Useless Information by William Hartson.

 
Davini994
386241.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:20 pm Reply with quote

Well, we call the Frenchie Frogs legs, and they call us Roast Beefs, so perhaps it's not that bad.

Lighthearted abuse at wurst.

 
Dr. Know
386251.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:49 pm Reply with quote

My dad was stationed in Germany, and I don't know if this is specific to soldiers, but he called them "boxheads".

 
samivel
386288.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:40 pm Reply with quote

Davini994 wrote:
Lighthearted abuse at wurst.


Ah, very good.

:)

 
nitwit02
386351.  Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:02 pm Reply with quote

At least I got one of the two right ....

 
AlmondFacialBar
386355.  Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:06 am Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
According to the Advertising Standards Agency in Britain in 2001 said that calling the Germans "Kruats" was not offensive, but is, "a lighthearted reference to a national stereotype unlikely to cause serious or widespread offence."

Perhaps not surprisingly, a spokesman for the German Embassy said that, "It is offensive. If you were called cabbage, you would not like it. It is the same for us."

Source: Mr Hartson's Most Excellent Encylopedia of Useless Information by William Hartson.


what is particularly annoying is that it's not even factually correct. the french eat twice as much sauerkraut as we do... ;-)

still, it's better than huns i guess... posted how that one came around ages ago, so, if interested, read here:

http://www.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=7684&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=hun&start=45

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Ian Dunn
386648.  Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:59 am Reply with quote

In July 2000, the German police arrested a drunk cyclist who was wearing a modified helmet so that the he could keep drinking beer while cycling. The helmet had a beer can attached to each side and straws leading down to his mouth. His blood alcohol level was so high that if he had been driving a car his licence would have been taken away. Instead, the police let him off with a warning and allowed the cyclist to keep the helmet on the condition that the helmet was returned to its original design.

Source: Mr Hartson's Most Excellent Encylopedia of Useless Information by William Hartson.

 
Mr Grue
386654.  Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:10 am Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
Perhaps not surprisingly, a spokesman for the German Embassy said that, "It is offensive. If you were called cabbage, you would not like it. It is the same for us."


No sense of humour, some peoples.

 
mckeonj
386663.  Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:29 am Reply with quote

Frog eating surrender monkeys.

 
Dr. Know
386712.  Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:07 pm Reply with quote

I replaced "Frog with "Cheese"

who was that old dude on QI who called Americans "Burger-eating invasion monkeys"?

 
Ian Dunn
386717.  Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:11 pm Reply with quote

dr. know wrote:
who was that old dude on QI who called Americans "Burger-eating invasion monkeys"?


Graeme Garden was 63 when he made that comment.

 

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