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Eugenides

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04-18-2011

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Originally Posted by Azernak0 View Post
"Ich Bin Ein Der-Mass-ian."

A new Joke: "I am a doughnut! *beat* Wait..."
Urban legend. Didn't mean a doughnut until after that speech.


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Null Signature

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04-18-2011

Quote:
Originally Posted by Azernak0 View Post
"Ich Bin Ein Der-Mass-ian."

A new Joke: "I am a doughnut! *beat* Wait..."
Ich bin ein Berliner doesn't typically mean "I am a jelly donut."

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John F. Kennedy's words "Ich bin ein Berliner" are standard German for "I am a Berliner".[31][32] An urban legend has it that due to his use of the indefinite article ein, Berliner is translated as jam doughnut, and that the population of Berlin was amused by the supposed mistake. The word Berliner is not commonly used in Berlin to refer to the Berliner Pfannkuchen; they are usually called ein Pfannkuchen.[33] In other parts of Germany, though, the term "Berliner" actually also is used for the product in question, so there is a grain of truth in the myth.
Just clearing that up. No one he was addressing interpreted his statement as "I am a donut."

Edit: ****, guy above beat me to it.


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