sos-the-rope

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  1. "Untranslatable" German words

    This is intended as a slightly tongue-in-cheek self-help guide for English speakers who have never quite managed to speak English since coming to Germany.   I'll kick off the listing:   Beamte(r) - officer / official Anmeldung - registration Steuererklärung - tax return
  2. Climate change discussion

      Nor in Frankfurt. And I bet a whole lot of people could do this too, and get fitter and less stressed.And richer, I remember car insurance.
  3. Brexit: The fallout

      Either that, or the traditional parties, or the EU. Something has to give.
  4. "Untranslatable" German words

      That's called a medicine cabinet.
  5. "Untranslatable" German words

      I never paid attention to this branch of German vocabulary before, but does it mean something like "f@rt face"?
  6. Opinions on MMR vaccinations for children

      The UK has lost another type of status in the last 3 years too, same kind of thinking behind that.
  7. "Untranslatable" German words

      Sink cabinet? Like there's gonna be a cabinet over the sink?   "Exit to the left in the direction of travel" - yeah, thanks, I was about to jump out on the left in the direction we came from.
  8. "Untranslatable" German words

    This is not even trying to stay on topic but:   What's the English translation of "wie heisst..."? "How do you call...", right?
  9. Brexit / Applying for German citizenship

      If you're able to become German + Guyanese why not do that? A British passport is about as good as a German one for visa free travel right now, and after Brexit the German one will be better.
  10. What are you listening to right now?

      You know I meant we actually covered it (so so badly) back when I played in a band though right?!
  11. What are you listening to right now?

      Nice work!   I went to see TV Smith live a couple of months back to celebrate becoiming officially Germany.   He's still going strong, rocking it just him and his guitar. It's the attitude that counts
  12. What are you listening to right now?

      Used to butcher / sing this back in my rockin days
  13. What are you listening to right now?

    Dungeon Synth by an unsung master of the genre
  14. Brexit: The fallout

      I hope so, Esq.
  15. What are you listening to right now?

    90s grunge fans in frankfurt unite @Anna66
  16. New words or sayings

      Spoken English in general seems to be a huge trash fire these days. Any UK podcast I listen to, especially mainstream news, parliament etc. is just a torrent of scrappy, unconnected partial sentences. As for the conceptual content, well...
  17. New words or sayings

      It's getting harder and harder to get literal calques on vinyl so I'd play 'em as loud as you want. YOLO
  18. New words or sayings

      No need to get highly-strung.
  19. Separation and Insurance

      Wait... what?