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#211 OFFLINE   John F

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 11:51 AM

He can't help being Austrian.  :mrgreen:

 

Perhaps not, but maybe he could tone down the intensely smug / self-satisfied thing? I know loads of Austrians, and that's not a specific national trait of theirs.

 

I'm sure 'us dreary lot' would appreciate it.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 11:58 AM

Perhaps not, but maybe he could tone down the intensely smug / self-satisfied thing? I know loads of Austrians, and that's not a specific national trait of theirs.

 

I'm sure 'us dreary lot' would appreciate it.

 

Bill Bryson, in his book Notes From A Small Island, recounted a trip he made in his younger days with a couple of German lads through part of Austria. The awkward experiences they had there caused one of the Germans to remark:

 

"Austria's actually a nice country. The problem is that it's got fucking Austrians in it!!"


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 12:15 PM

Austrians and Germans, especially Germans from north of the "white sausage equator" (https://en.wikipedia...eißwurstäquator), tend to have a similar relationship to e.g. northerners & southerners, Yorkshiremen & Lancashiremen, etc. in Britain :-)


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