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Old Dec 19th, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Natürlich!

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Old Dec 19th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Alles "Weiber", ob alt oder jung
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Old Dec 19th, 2007, 03:33 PM
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Most interesting.

Y'know, I'm not even a native German speaker. But I became sufficiently acculturated during my time in Germany that
a. Profanity in German actually *feels* emotionally loaded to me, instead of seeming merely an academic equivalent of *real* profanity, which must be in English

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b. Calling a young (say...20-something) woman "Frau" So-and-so would just feel really wierd to me.

Of course it doesn't help, I suppose, that I'm on the front edge of geezerhood, and likely to be old-fashioned in so many annoying ways.

[Sigh] Life is change. Life is change.
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>Calling a young (say...20-something) woman "Frau" So-and-so would just feel really wierd to me.

Well, don't try calling her "Fräulein", her answer will make you feel a lot weirder.
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Old Dec 19th, 2007, 04:24 PM
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There must be a reason that the adjective of Herr is "herrlich", while of Dame it is "dämlich". Can anybody explain this.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 12:44 AM
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Chauvinism.
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Old Dec 20th, 2007, 04:55 AM
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But why is every women happy being called a "dame", while "dame like" is an insult?
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I knew it! We humans are nuts! Me Too.
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