The Xenophobe's Guide to the Germans

PDF EBook by Stefan Zeidenitz

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Quite a hilarious read. The Xenophobe's Guide to the Germans PDF EBook.. yes, it sterotypes Germany and Germans but so what, there's a lot of truth and realism in it, and I think the authors really hit a nerve here and there. Made me laugh out loud quite a few times, here are some tidbits:

About obsesssions... "The Germans love their cars more than almost anything. While the Italians reserve this kind of adoration for their children, Germans prefer to keep their children indoors, so the cars can play safely in the streets." (p.40)

About culture... "Novels or philosophical tracts of verbiage that no amount of re- PDFreading will untangle represent oustanding value for money because nobody seeing you read this type of thing could possibly doubt that you must be very brainy indeed." (p.52)

About health... "Virtually all Germans have health problems, and if they don't, there must be something wrong with them." (p.64) and... "Like the French, the Germans devote enormous resources to the treatment of an illness which doesn't exist, in this the notorious Kreislaufstö download; rung, meaning disruption of the circulation. While the rest of us go to meet our maker when our circulation stops, the Germans routinely recover from it and go on to lead useful and productive lives." (p.65)

About language... "Vergangenheitsbewältigung - The sum total of difficulties a nation encounters in struggling to come to terms with a dodgy past. Who but the Germans would have a word for it?" (p.85)

Like this book? Read online this: Germans to America (Series II), July 1847-March 1848, My Father, the Germans and I.

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