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Old December 2 2013, 09:42 AM   #46
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

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I don't know about other Christmas markets, but in my region you don't have to walk 3 mins between those stands but hardly ever more than 10 yards. Usually, every second booth offers mulled wine and punch.
I've only ever been to a German x-mas market when there's a lot (I mean: A LOT) of people in the streets -maybe that's what slowed me down!?!?
(Or maybe it's the Schuss in my Punsch.)
TD, your German is obviousely far better than I thought!
Thanks, I guess, but, you know, German is so much easier to understand than, say, Swedish or Norwegian*. And while I don't write it I do read and speak it well enough to get by and sometimes have strange things happen to me on that account: Sales clerks eventually asking me what Landsmann I am and German people telling their (also German) friends that my German is more grammatically correct than theirs (which probably means that I sound like a tourist but is phrased in a way as to not offend someone who would understand it )

I still don't know the difference between apple punch and baked apple punch though.


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*) I always understood my German relatives a lot better than my Norwegian ones.
Plus: Star Trek wasn't dubbed in Norwegian where I lived back then... but I had three German channels to watch and only one Danish (which never dubbed anything)... that's the foundation I build my German and English-abilities upon.
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Old December 2 2013, 10:15 AM   #47
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

the baked apple punch has more spices in it and a good deal of apple brandy.

It was a genuine compliment that was payed to you. Many Germans nowadays are hardly able to speak their native language. It's really embarassing.

I wouldn't have thought that German is easier than Swedish. I understand the latter quite well, due to it's similarity to Dutch.
You might have problems here in Bavaria, though. Our language differs a lot from High German or Northern German dialects. High German developed gradually from ancient and medieval German into an almost completely new and differently structured language. We Bavarians however still use a lot of Celtic words and the medieval grammar and pronounciation. Add to it that every village has its own peculiar dialect and you can get rather desperate LOL. (Don't worry, though: all Bavarians can speak High German - they are just too lazy to do it, usually. And we love to torture Northern Germans this way. Never tourists from abroad, though. We like those)
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Old December 2 2013, 10:25 AM   #48
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

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It was a genuine compliment that was payed to you.
Oh, I'm positive it was
It's just... I don't know how well you thought I understood German
You might have problems here in Bavaria, though. Our language differs a lot from High German or Northern German dialects. High German developed gradually from ancient and medieval German into an almost completely new and differently structured language. We Bavarians however still use a lot of Celtic words and the medieval grammar and pronounciation. Add to it that every village has its own peculiar dialect and you can get rather desperate LOL. (Don't worry, though: all Bavarians can speak High German - they are just too lazy to do it, usually. And we love to torture Northern Germans this way. Never tourists from abroad, though. We like those)
I spend quite a few summers in Frankfurt (Main) (close enough to Bayern for the locals to speak something that doesn't sound like the German they speak on TV!)with friends of my grandparents but still found the Tatorts from the deep south rather more difficult to understand than any of the others
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Old December 2 2013, 11:10 AM   #49
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

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Hunter's tea is tea with rum. It has 12-15 vol% alcohol, so it's quite dangerous stuff.
Sounds like a Long Island Iced Tea.
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Old December 2 2013, 11:35 AM   #50
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

heehee, and those Tatorts are in High Bavarian, so to speak. A very much dulled and defused version we reserve for international TV productions, interviews and other semi-official events.

I had no idea you speak German at all, except for a few bits and pieces you might have caught due to your geographical closeness (and the many tourists). That's why I was so surprised about your excellent translation of that menu (would menu be the right word for a list of liquids??).
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^ *gasp* an alcoholic beverage from the land of prohibition where the beer has only half as much alcohol than Bavarian one?
Hmm, on the other hand, when you throw tea into the sea, you have to stretch the leftovers a bit to last till the next shipment arrives. So it does make sense after all.
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Old December 2 2013, 11:40 AM   #51
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

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(would menu be the right word for a list of liquids??).
If Dutch Coffeeshops and operating systems on a computer can have menus...
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Old December 2 2013, 10:50 PM   #52
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

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I have no idea what it says, other than maybe... Apple Punch with alcohol, and Cocoa and some kind of tea?
It says:

punch
apple punch (non-alcoholic)
baked-apple punch
cocoa
hunter's tea


Hunter's tea is tea with rum. It has 12-15 vol% alcohol, so it's quite dangerous stuff.
Baked-apple punch is hot apple wine with spices (cinnamon, cloves, vanilla, perhaps a hint of cardamom or star anise). Often it contains a good deal of apple brandy as well.

I don't know about other Christmas markets, but in my region you don't have to walk 3 mins between those stands but hardly ever more than 10 yards. Usually, every second booth offers mulled wine and punch.

TD, your German is obviousely far better than I thought!

Thanks! I was much closer than I thought! The description is just like the mulled wine mentioned by Trekkiedane Again, you've been very instrumental to this thread, hehe. Haven't had mulled wine in quite some time, and now I want some...
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Old December 3 2013, 12:54 AM   #53
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

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^ *gasp* an alcoholic beverage from the land of prohibition where the beer has only half as much alcohol than Bavarian one?
Hmm, on the other hand, when you throw tea into the sea, you have to stretch the leftovers a bit to last till the next shipment arrives. So it does make sense after all.
Eh, we fixed that Prohibition fiasco 80 years ago. And there's nothing a Bostonian can't do with tea.
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Old December 3 2013, 09:47 AM   #54
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*snicker*
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Old December 3 2013, 10:49 AM   #55
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I knew it.
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Old December 3 2013, 05:15 PM   #56
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who could resist such a bait?
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Old December 4 2013, 01:46 AM   #57
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Alright, are these correct?
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Old December 4 2013, 02:04 AM   #58
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Re: Misc Av Contest: It's Seasonal!

Yup
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Old December 4 2013, 02:46 AM   #59
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Okie Dokie, the traditional voting thread is located here:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=232300
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