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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #700 on: March 25, 2010, 04:05:45 pm »
LOLing at the German sentences here, esp yours Katherine!

It reminds me of all the stupid sentences I've had to learn over the years in various languages in school!  ;D


Some of the first things we learned in English in 4th grade was things like: "This is a pencil. Is this a pencil? Yes, this is a pencil", and "Is this a car or a ball? This is a ball", and "This is a cap, and that is a record."  ::)

I'm sure glad I've come a bit further since then!  ;D

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #701 on: March 25, 2010, 04:17:38 pm »
In French, it was, "Je vais rechercher un bon vin dans la cave" -- "I will go look for a good wine in the cellar."  ;D


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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #702 on: March 25, 2010, 04:18:12 pm »
Remember, this comes from the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch!!
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #703 on: March 25, 2010, 04:27:31 pm »
In French, it was, "Je vais rechercher un bon vin dans la cave" -- "I will go look for a good wine in the cellar."  ;D



Um.....something tells me you didn't start learning French in 4th grade, but rather a few years later..... ::) ::) ;D

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #704 on: March 25, 2010, 04:28:07 pm »
Remember, this comes from the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch!!


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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #705 on: March 25, 2010, 04:38:03 pm »

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Wikipedia explains it here.

The Pennsylvania "Dutch" were really German people who settled in that area. The word Deutsch was corrupted to Dutch.
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #706 on: March 25, 2010, 04:56:42 pm »
Wikipedia explains it here.

The Pennsylvania "Dutch" were really German people who settled in that area. The word Deutsch was corrupted to Dutch.

Oh, thanks for the link and explanation.

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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #707 on: March 25, 2010, 06:20:25 pm »
In French, it was, "Je vais rechercher un bon vin dans la cave" -- "I will go look for a good wine in the cellar."  ;D

At least you learned to say something useful.  ;D
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #708 on: March 25, 2010, 06:22:16 pm »
Wikipedia explains it here.

The Pennsylvania "Dutch" were really German people who settled in that area. The word Deutsch was corrupted to Dutch.

By the English. In their typical zenophobic way, they formerly lumped the peoples of Germany and the Netherlands all together and called them all "Dutch."  >:(
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Re: Report your use of Brokieisms in so-called "real life"
« Reply #709 on: March 25, 2010, 06:35:33 pm »
I am in awe of the second language skills of you Eurobrokies!  :D

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