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Ian Dunn
1113923.  Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:33 am Reply with quote

In Series G it was previously mentioned that the Germans have issues with men standing up when they go to the lavatory.

Well now a judge has ruled in favour of men's right to stand up when they urinate. A landlord had tried to seek 1,900 after claiming that his marble floor had been damaged by urine, but Judge Stefan Hank of Duesseldorf said: 'men who insist on standing "must expect occasional rows with housemates, especially women" but cannot be held to account for collateral damage. "Despite growing domestication of men in this matter, urinating while standing up is still common practice"'.

Source: BBC News

1113925.  Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:37 am Reply with quote

That is preposterous. If they cannot clean up after themselves, they should pay for a bleaching effect or whatever urine does on various floors.

1113928.  Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:45 am Reply with quote

Note the judge was male...



1113947.  Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:06 pm Reply with quote

Suffering from Parkinson's himself,no doubt.

1114079.  Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:04 pm Reply with quote


Suffering from Parkinson's himself,no doubt.

That was a bit below the belt ....

1114186.  Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:03 pm Reply with quote

1114201.  Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:56 pm Reply with quote

*Pats myself on shoulder for understanding the German words* (I need something to lift my self-esteem!)

Also very funny. I might even go so far as to call it brilliant.

1114215.  Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:12 pm Reply with quote

1161507.  Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:01 pm Reply with quote

The German for 'multiplication tables' is 'das Einmaleins', literally meaning, 'the one times ones'.

1361809.  Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:38 am Reply with quote

Contrary to the common stereotype, Germans do have a sense of humour.

1361813.  Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:11 am Reply with quote

Imho, Henning Wehn is a fine example of the German sense of humour.

1361823.  Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:31 am Reply with quote

Is he though, does he do standup in Germany?

1361830.  Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:59 am Reply with quote

Very controlled and well organised humour. Funny.


1361860.  Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:36 am Reply with quote

He doesn't do stand-up in Germany and is indeed practically unknown there (outside his family and school friends I guess). Also...

Q: How many Tjemans does it take to change a light bulb?




A: One! Ve're efficient and ve don't haf a sense of humour.

And there was me thinking that was a well-established fact.

Seriously, though, our humour god is and forever will be this guy:

And it probably says a lot about us that his comedy doesn't travel outside the German cultural sphere at all. Hence - I guess we do have a sense of humour after all, but it's quite particular.



Big Martin
1361939.  Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:17 am Reply with quote

Having discovered a number of new words translating "adult" jokes at joint re-enactment events in my time, I can assure you that Swabians at least have one.


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