Sunday, August 28, 2011

You look like an owl.

B told me about a weird incident that happened to her in a bar ...

"I might have felt otherwise if it had been in English, but because it was in German and in Berlin, I didn't feel too offended."

It's kind of true. Maybe it's that our German isn't good enough to catch on the subtle nuances, but things somehow seem to sound less offensive when said in German. Somehow.


  1. We have a charming way to be nice to people. other good ones include: did you put on weight? or: you don't look very good.

    someone said once: the best compliment a german can give you, is when he doesn't actively insult you.

  2. I wish I could 'Like' CHarlotte's comment. XD