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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
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From: e4q Date: September 12th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
well done, you are rocking and rolling now! and don't forget the humble cedilla. and you win big prizes if you can find that one...

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 13th, 2007 01:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
That would be an option-C:

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I always enjoy that one.
From: e4q Date: September 13th, 2007 07:17 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
::gasps aloud::

(and don't think i am forgetting the umlaut, which i also have a lot of time for, and what a word to roll around the mouth! umlaut umlaut umlaut)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 13th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Ich liebe die Umlaut! Ich verwende sie um meine Glückheit laut zu läuten.
From: e4q Date: September 13th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

intrigued!

simultaneous translation svp!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 13th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: intrigued!

"I love the umlaut. I use it in order to intone my happiness loudly." But the fun of the pun is entirely lost in translation. The German Laut means "sound" as a noun, but the identically spelled adjective laut means "loud." Läuten, as a transitive verb means to ring or otherwise elicit sound from, hence "intone." The word Umlaut is made of the noun Laut and the prefix "um", which, as a preposition coupled with "zu", means "in order to." An Umlaut is a noun specifying, roughly, "that which is used in order to make a particular sound," which is what umlauts are used for.
From: e4q Date: September 13th, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: intrigued!

cool beans!

i knew it was worth asking!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: September 14th, 2007 01:26 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: intrigued!

I'm always happy to go German on anyone's ass!
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