Happy Easter in German......!!!

tac foley

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I must admit that just looking at this layout makes my brain hurt............


Just how DOES he figure out where everything is?
 
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Have to say with just the one train trundling about I see few problems, but if there were 10 or so yes that would be tricky.
 
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It looks like the engine was struggling on the bends there, but the layout, oh the layout -I want one!
 
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Five decades ago when I was in Germany, Easter was called not only Fröhlich but also Gefährlich on account of the looming Abitur Exams.... does anyone know if it’s still the same?
 
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Some fell on stony ground...
 
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Some fell on stony ground...
I thought a fell was stony ground? :giggle:

As for the German:
das waren für mich böhmische Dörfer (gummitwist)

But as I 'did' French (badly) Google was my friend..
 
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I thought a fell was stony ground? :giggle:
Stone me...
As for the German:
das waren für mich böhmische Dörfer (gummitwist)

But as I 'did' French (badly) Google was my friend..
“That were for me Bohemian villages (rubbertwist)” ? According to my Oxford Duden German Dictionary. Gummibänder is rubber bands, one of my favourite German words, along with Auspuff - exhaust.
 
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I fear Google was playing tricks with me?

The suggestion was that 'Gummitwist' was 'double-dutch'
 
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“That were for me Bohemian villages (rubbertwist)” ? According to my Oxford Duden German Dictionary. Gummibänder is rubber bands, one of my favourite German words, along with Auspuff - exhaust.
My all-time favourite remains 'Gute Fahrt!!!'
 
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...not to be confused with " Fahrt Frei " - from 1948 until 1990 the newspaper for the Deutsche Reichsbahn employees

Andreas
 
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...not to be confused with " Fahrt Frei " - from 1948 until 1990 the newspaper for the Deutsche Reichsbahn employees

Andreas
Where e'er ye be, let yer wind gang free :mask::mask::mask:

Tae a Fart - Rabbie Burns
 
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Unfortunately when we were in Germany last year, our No2 Child Abigail was a bit up set at some of the exit signs.
 
tac foley

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Ah yes - 'Ausfahrt'..............................kids laff at anything.
 
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Ah yes - 'Ausfahrt'..............................kids laff at anything.
I think it was the Abfarht which No1 Child enjoyed most
 
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One of Queen Elizabeth I’st’s courtiers had the misfortune to suffer a particularly audible emission in her presence and fled the Court in great dismay. Many years later he summoned up the courage to return. QE1 greeted him warmly with the words “Welcome back, my lord! We had quite forgot the fart.”