July 6, 2004

My friend N.M. says that, whenever she hears anybody speaking German, no matter what they’re actually saying, she thinks they’re saying, “Jews, get on the train.”

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12 Responses to My friend N.M. says that,

  1. Kris says:

    After a depressing day nothing peps me up like your blog, Faustus! Even the one liners are way too cool.

  2. PeeWee says:

    Ich habe ein Kopfschmertz.

  3. Jess says:

    Sounds like any one of a number of my family members.

  4. Amanda says:

    Maybe she should learn German.

  5. David says:

    I always think George Bush is saying, “Fags, get on the train,” even when he’s talking about something else.

  6. orbicon says:

    One of the only phrases I know in German, even after my father tried to beat it into me…um, is:
    “An wo sind alle meine Hunde?”
    Ghetto fab translation:
    “Where all my dogs at?”
    But even that sounds like “Jews. get on the train”.

  7. Adam875 says:

    Ich liebe dich, mein Schatz!

  8. Wayne says:

    Kinda when people look at me, I felt I just came out of a sweat shop.

  9. Schorsch says:

    Thank you 🙁

  10. Christopher says:

    These simple things make me laugh.

  11. Bob says:

    That sounds like a song from the worst musical ever.

    Step right up and don’t be shy
    Do it for the Third Reich
    The whistle blows
    Get on Board!

    Get on the train! (Epstein, Morstein, Weistein, Einstein)
    Get on the train! (Liebowitz, Malawitz, Sebowitz, Malcovich)
    You don’t need a ticket
    Cos you don’t get a seat
    to get on this train!

    Er. Maybe that’s why you’re the talented songwriter, and I’m just the reader.

  12. bellis says:

    Sadly, yeah, I know how it is. I spent some time in Germany and really enjoyed it- the food, the land, the people were all terrific. But yes. Yes. Standing in the train station, waiting, all I could think of was all the WW2 movies I’ve ever seen. In the airport, too.


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