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In Minneapolis, there's a German restaurant called the Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit. That should, of course, be Gemütlichkeit, but I suppose some marketing consultant thought the umlaut might terrify/confuse potential customers.
But then how to explain this?
Posted by Andrew on March 18, 2014 at 03:22 PM in Intercultural Blind Spot, Letter Accessories, Nazis Old and Neo | Permalink
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aha, austrians. no surprise there :)
March 25, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Maybe they thought heavy metal dots* are incompatible with the idea of Gemütlichkeit?
March 22, 2014 at 01:29 PM
I can somehow understand the uniforms explained by the WWII reenactment, having sat at restaurants dressed as an orc or elf myself numerous times. But the flags are too much. They certainly were NOT part of the reenactment earlier, but someone still considered that kind of decoration appropriate. But maybe it's just my German upbringing that taught me that the display of swastikas is a very delicate matter, and these people don't know any better. After all, we Germans frequently show a similar lack of sensitiveness when it comes to black facing.
March 20, 2014 at 04:54 PM
Nice juxtaposition of flags.
March 18, 2014 at 05:54 PM
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