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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:20 PM

German news on Trump at the NATO summit. You need to see this.


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Reply German news on Trump at the NATO summit. You need to see this. (Original post)
triron Thursday OP
matt819 Thursday #1
BigmanPigman Thursday #2
Yonnie3 Thursday #3
triron Thursday #5
Yonnie3 Thursday #6
uponit7771 Thursday #4
Hamlette Thursday #7
GoCubsGo Thursday #9
Fla Dem Thursday #12
DFW Thursday #8
RVN VET71 Thursday #13
DFW Friday #16
PaulX2 Thursday #10
Cha Thursday #11
Generic Brad Thursday #14
Mira Thursday #15
DFW Friday #17
Mira Friday #18
NCTraveler Friday #19
Ezior Friday #20

Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:22 PM

1. Watch that video tweet

It’ll make your day.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:23 PM

2. Fuckin A! That made my day...THANKS!

And who said Germans don't have a sense of humor?!?

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:31 PM

3. Funny, but she wasn't actually talking about NATO or Trump.

DFW has posted a translation several times here on DU.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1018&pid=1098792

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Response to Yonnie3 (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:47 PM

5. So why the picture of Trump and Merkel??

And the caption?

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Response to triron (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:13 PM

6. Edited in is my guess.

I'm sure the Colbert show has those sort of resources.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:35 PM

4. K&R

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:39 PM

7. this is like a German Sat. Night Live skit. Isn't it?

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Response to Hamlette (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:06 PM

9. I'm thinking that it's actually a Stephen Colbert skit.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:14 PM

12. You are correct, Stephen Colbert.

https://m.

How German News Covered Trump's NATO Visit
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert







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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:56 PM

8. Don't speak much German, I'm guessing?

First of all, any German speaker would have recognized her accent as Austrian. Second, she was reading an article about women whose profession it was to "scratch eggs." Whether or not it was about engraving drawings on new eggs, or removing debris from fossils, this was never made clear. But German slang for testicles is not "balls," but "eggs," and the news item she was reading said that women who were good at scratching "eggs" were few and far between, and THAT is what cracked her up (understandably enough, I'd say).

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Response to DFW (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:30 PM

13. Thanks for debunking

But it's still hilariously funny with those subtitles.

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Response to RVN VET71 (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:19 AM

16. Oh people do that all the time.

There was a German film based on the life of Hitler's personal secretary through the last days of the war. There is a scene in the Führerbunker where Hitler is rating madly about how everybody is betraying him and nothing is going right. That scene has been given more different sets of subtitles than Trump has lies.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:06 PM

10. Well Ok...

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:13 PM

11. OMG!!! LOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL



Was her laugh infectious or WHAT?!!!

Two words.. pee pee tape.. ok 3

Mahalo, triron!

P.S. I don't care where or what it's from.. It's Priceless as is.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:39 PM

14. The whole world knows

All but a large chunk of clueless America.

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Response to triron (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:04 PM

15. Here is the exact translation of her words before the laughing fit begins

"The cultural values are threatened with extinction, we can only find very few ladies who are masters of the technique but in case one truly searches for active ball scratchers then the available choices are very small"
Then she goes into the laughing fit and after that a vernacular and pronunciation I'm not that familiar with so I don't really catch the rest well enough to translate.

But the first part is a verbatim translation.
I think you also should be howling...

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Response to Mira (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 12:26 AM

17. Minor correction

"Egg scratchers" not ball scratchers. It's "ball scratchers" only if you translate slang to slang, which was not the original intent.

There actually is an art of "egg scratching:"

It is an old art of Easter Egg engraving, and that is the art that is dying out.

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Response to DFW (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 09:32 AM

18. Got it -

I used to do a bit of egg scratching myself when it came time to celebrate the resurrection.
The correction heightens the hilarity when all is considered.

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Response to DFW (Reply #17)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 09:40 AM

19. There are numerous communities an Africa where it is being brought back to life.

Some outsiders with good intentions have gone into Poverty stricken African communities and have given them the tools to do this. The people helping then pay the people for them and sell them elsewhere. Sometimes some machining is involved and the outsiders will have that done before or after the designs are done.



I have a beautiful ostrich egg made in one such community.

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Response to Mira (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 09:51 AM

20. second part (Austrian dialect), rough translation

"That's the worst thing I ever had to read! … And it's your fault, I didn't even notice!"

Edit: "Das ist das Schlimmste was ich jemals lesen hab' müssen! Und du bist Schuld, mir war das nicht einmal eingefallen!"

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