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« Reply #11840 on: February 15, 2015, 03:11:13 pm »
Some groups don't have floats; they just march in the parade.







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« Reply #11841 on: February 15, 2015, 03:22:01 pm »



A very frequent theme: men in female costumes (the nurse, not the cow). Look at those shoes!
Another thing I noticed and like is that the Joker is still a popular costume. I saw at least five or six today. Not in the parade, but among the visitors.



My favorite float, the giant cookie monster.



And like every year, we didn't make it all the way to the end of the parade. After two hours of standing in the cold we've had enough and went home to mulled wine and cake. Even though it's a small town the parade takes hours. I wouldn't even want to go to one of the real huge ones in famous carnival cities like Cologne or Mainz. Their parades get shown live on TV every year and last for ages. Way too cold in February, lol.

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« Reply #11842 on: February 15, 2015, 03:31:05 pm »
The men dressed up like women would be right at home in our New Year's Day Mummers Parade.

I was surprised to see so many things labeled in English in just those few photos.
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« Reply #11843 on: February 15, 2015, 03:44:07 pm »
The men dressed up like women would be right at home in our New Year's Day Mummers Parade.

Never heard of the Mummers Parade. I looked it up. Another tiny chip of US American culture. The things you learn on BM over the years. :)


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I was surprised to see so many things labeled in English in just those few photos.

I think that's pure chance. I remembered only one (Mario) but now also saw the Time Machine float. There are always a few of them in the parade. They usually refer to some American movie, like in these cases.
What I find funny is that many label their floats in the Palatinate dialect. "Rhoischnooke" for example means Rheinschnaken, which is a specific kind of mosquito native to our area.

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Re: The ORIGINAL 1000+ Posts Club
« Reply #11844 on: February 15, 2015, 04:12:41 pm »



A very frequent theme: men in female costumes (the nurse, not the cow). Look at those shoes!
Another thing I noticed and like is that the Joker is still a popular costume. I saw at least five or six today. Not in the parade, but among the visitors.

Are you sure the guy in the nurse's uniform wasn't also playing the Joker? I thought Heath as Joker as a nurse was very fetching, although he/she did give Two-Face a fright!
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« Reply #11845 on: February 15, 2015, 05:58:28 pm »
very cool pics, Chrissi!!!

Thanks for sharing them!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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« Reply #11846 on: February 15, 2015, 07:35:50 pm »
What I find funny is that many label their floats in the Palatinate dialect. "Rhoischnooke" for example means Rheinschnaken, which is a specific kind of mosquito native to our area.

 :laugh:  I wondered about Rhoischnooke when I saw it.

Indeed the things you learn here. Now I know the local name for a type of Palatine mosquito.  ;D

And Odderschemer is what you call Cookie Monster?
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« Reply #11847 on: February 16, 2015, 05:03:20 am »
:laugh:  I wondered about Rhoischnooke when I saw it.

Indeed the things you learn here. Now I know the local name for a type of Palatine mosquito.  ;D

And Odderschemer is what you call Cookie Monster?


Nope. Cookie Monster is Kr├╝melmonster in German (Crumbs Monster).

Odderschemer = Ottersheimer. A person or thing from the tiny village of Ottersheim. The float reads Odderschemer Eck = Ottersheim's Corner. The village has a very sharp corner in its main street, which is commonly called (surprise! ;)) The Corner. There's a pub and a carnival club of the same name.

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« Reply #11848 on: February 16, 2015, 07:06:44 am »
Are you sure the guy in the nurse's uniform wasn't also playing the Joker? I thought Heath as Joker as a nurse was very fetching, although he/she did give Two-Face a fright!


Good thinking, FRiend! Who knows...?

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« Reply #11849 on: February 16, 2015, 11:42:51 am »
Nope. Cookie Monster is Kr├╝melmonster in German (Crumbs Monster).

Odderschemer = Ottersheimer. A person or thing from the tiny village of Ottersheim. The float reads Odderschemer Eck = Ottersheim's Corner. The village has a very sharp corner in its main street, which is commonly called (surprise! ;)) The Corner. There's a pub and a carnival club of the same name.

Ah! I see. So that sign just identified who sponsored the float.  :)
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