stolz sein = proud??

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You are still under 40, you youngster!

You are probably a Brit who spells behaviour the American way, forgets a perfectly reasonable comma after „ just in case „ AND ( a treasonable offence ) forgets an s after the perfectly reasonable verb „ sound.“

Ashamed not to know you!😂

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5 minutes ago, john g. said:

You are still under 40, you youngster!

 

PERSEC, mate, I can neither confirm nor deny that. 

 

6 minutes ago, john g. said:

You are probably a Brit who spells behaviour the American way, forgets a perfectly reasonable comma after „ just in case „ AND ( a treasonable offence ) forgets an s after the perfectly reasonable verb „ sound.“

Ashamed not to know you!😂

 

It's all done in the best possible taste, though! 

 

 

 

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On 15.10.2020, 13:22:21, tokeshu said:

'nichts gesagt ist genug gelobt"

I was just about to bring that up, though I know it as "net gschennt ist g'nug g'lobt". - Not scolding is praise enough. Had a boss who was utterly Swabian once. Miserable git! 

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1 minute ago, maxie said:

I was just about to bring that up, though I know it as "net gschennt ist g'nug g'lobt". - Not scolding is praise enough.

That´s the rule in Northern Bavaria as well (don´t know about the South).

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On 15.10.2020, 11:25:34, Namu said:

However, it doesn't seem to be appropriate if you use it to address adults or your own actions. To say to an adult " ich bin stolz auf dich" seems to be condescending.

You are right, it can be very condescending . To say that to somebody needs a certain degree of familiarity. You wouldn't say it to a random stranger. 

 

On 15.10.2020, 14:17:52, Aussiedog said:

 

Thank you! It's been a very, very long time since I read something on TT that made me laugh out loud - you can be proud of yourself (in my non-German opinion ;-))

Your're welcome :-) And thanks. 

 

17 hours ago, balticus said:

I have heard a guy while engaging in USA bashing claim that the German way is better because Germans do not say they they are proud, with no sense of irony.  🤪

:blink: Can't find the forehead-slapping smiley... 

 

16 hours ago, john g. said:

I have never in my whole life met anyone who said they were ashamed to be from country A or B.

I have encountered an Englishman who was ashamed of their fellow country(wo)men on holiday. :D Though he claimed to be incognito as he was not lobster-colored so no one recognized him as English. 

 

Oh, I found one thing I would use "stolz" to express how I feel no matter who the audience: Ich bin stolz darauf, mit dem Rauchen aufgehört zu haben! 

Ex-smoker and proud of the accomplishment. 

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18 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

 

John, mate, that's all changed.

 

A lot of the Brits on here self-loath, exhibit treacherous behavior, and generally bump their gums about the UK. 

 

They are also well known for using the British telly for free, retaining their British nationality (just in case mind), and are not adverse to popping back to the UK for free medical treatment. 

 

Yes, you know who you are! 

 

They bang on about being ashamed of the UK but refuse to cut their ties. 

 

It sound harsh, John, but it's true. 

 

And I tell you what, the BBC is shit these days! 

I couldn't disagree MORE!

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24 minutes ago, Acton said:

I couldn't disagree MORE!

 

...and once again you have been tricked into wasting your time and energy on a bad faith discussion!

 

Sad.

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22 hours ago, hellfire99 said:

A lot of the Brits on here self-loath, exhibit treacherous behavior, and generally bump their gums about the UK. 

 

They are also well known for using the British telly for free, retaining their British nationality (just in case mind), and are not adverse to popping back to the UK for free medical treatment. 

 

They bang on about being ashamed of the UK but refuse to cut their ties. 

 

It sound harsh, John, but it's true. 

 

3 hours ago, Acton said:

I couldn't disagree MORE!

 

What!

 

 You think it is even worse than just 'a lot'?   

 

Just kidding!  ;) 

 

Maybe you are right, maybe it's just the guys who hang out on the Brexit thread who exhibit this self-loathing and treacherous behavior. 

 

But they are there, forever moaning, saying they are gonna give up their British nationality, stop eating Yorkshire Puddings and generally act like the old farts that they are. 

 

3 hours ago, Metall said:

...and once again you have been tricked into wasting your time and energy on a bad faith discussion!

 

Sad.

 

1 hour ago, Acton said:

Could you please elaborate Metall?

 

Yes, could you elaborate please, Metall. 

 

Failure to do so will reflect on your character or lack of it. 

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2 minutes ago, fraufruit said:

Or reflect who is on her ignore list. ;)

 

She's just like you, Fruity, a bored house wife. 

 

It is obvious to see that she reads my comments but she lacks the moral fiber to reply. 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, hellfire99 said:

 

She's just like you, Fruity, a bored house wife. 

 

 

 

She hasn't even got kids.

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On 16.10.2020, 14:37:57, maxie said:

 

I have encountered an Englishman who was ashamed of their fellow country(wo)men on holiday. :D Though he claimed to be incognito as he was not lobster-colored so no one recognized him as English. 

 

Make that two, living on Malta in one of the tourist hot spots I was prone to "Fremdschämen" when rubber band touries (rubber hotel recognition band worn around wrist) would enter a pub and loudly shout: "A pint of your cheapest lager love!" We had a game of "spot the tourist" in summer it was lobster red, wearing shorts and t-shirt, or not, flipflops and a silly hat. Or in winter when it was 25° cold and the locals were wrapped up in coats and scarves, shivering and sneezing and the holiday makers, lobster red, wearing shorts and t-shirt, or not, flipflops and a silly hat.

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I got the same feeling in Cuba a few years ago, having to fly in and out of that tourist hell-hole called Varadero we had time to kill and so took a leisurely touri-tour on a double-decker bus. The half-dozen Quebecois on the other side of the aisle were drunk as skunks and it wasn't even 11 in the morning, sitting there laughing at the locals and their poor clothing and the run-down places they lived in. 

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On 10/16/2020, 2:23:56, maxie said:

I was just about to bring that up, though I know it as "net gschennt ist g'nug g'lobt". - Not scolding is praise enough. Had a boss who was utterly Swabian once. Miserable git! 

That explains a lot about how my dad was raised.  His grandparents were Swabian, my grandfather was born in the US.  Dad never heard, "I love you," never told he had done a good job, or anything like that.  In fact, once when the car broke down, he got chewed out.  When his younger sister had an accident, it was a laugh and "isn't that just like Mary?"  
Dad always made sure that we knew he loved us and that when we did well, he was proud of us.  At some point, it became very embarrassing.  Young teens don't want parents saying this in front of their friends.  Now that he's been gone for over 20 years and I'm pushing 60, these are treasured memories.

Susan McC

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On 10/16/2020, 2:23:56, maxie said:

I was just about to bring that up, though I know it as "net gschennt ist g'nug g'lobt". - Not scolding is praise enough. Had a boss who was utterly Swabian once. Miserable git! 

 

I wasn't about to try to write that out in pure Schwäbisch!

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On 17.10.2020, 17:36:10, slammer said:

Make that two, living on Malta

Funny, he was living in Gozo at the time :D

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