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Old 01-13-2012, 11:42 PM   #151
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FYP.

The original quote is better . He knew what he wanted, and used the language suited for the time.
Typical American hubris. Churchill knew EXACTLY the words he wanted. The reference is not only to the USA, but Canada and the rest of the (then) Empire.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:57 PM   #152
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"Ich bin ein Berliner." JFK, contrasting the freedom of ther West, with the enslavement of the Warsaw Pact, as represented by the Berlin Wall.

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." Reagan, just a couple decades later.

"The Lady, she is not for turning." Lady Margaret Thatcher.


"The Pope? How many divisions does he have?" Uncle Joe . . . but it could have been used to underestimate Pope John Paul, too.
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Old 01-19-2012, 11:05 PM   #153
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I thought I read somewhere that JFK misspoke and actually said "I am a jelly donut".
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #154
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I thought I read somewhere that JFK misspoke and actually said "I am a jelly donut".
Yes & No

Berliner is a nickname for a Berliner Pfannkuchen( a type of jelly doughnut/pancake) It is named kind of like the Frankfurter Sausage from Frankfurt or a Hamburger is from Hamburg.

"Ich bin Berliner" is what he was suppose to say which means " I am a Berlin Citizen"

He said " Ich bin ein Berliner " I am the Berliner or I am a Berliner

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As German professor Reinhold Aman writes, "Ich bin (ein) Berliner means 'I am a Berliner' or '...a male person/native of Berlin' and absolutely nothing else!...No intelligent native speaker of German tittered in Berlin when J.F.K. spoke, just as no native speaker of German, or one who does know this language would titter if someone said, Ich bin ein Wiener or Hamburger or Frankfurter."
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:06 PM   #155
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I think this explanation is more precise and easier to understand, but basically you are right:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin..._misconception
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:27 PM   #156
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Frederick the Great

People say that we kings were made in the image of God. When I heard that I had a look into the mirror - it is not very flattering for God.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #157
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"Inside every cynic is a disappointed idealist."

-George Carlin
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:46 AM   #158
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Two of my new favorites are from a speech by Jefferson Davis that he gave during the war in Jackson, Mississippi, that I just also posted in the Civil War thread. I like them for two reasons:

First, I think they are both beautifully written, even if they are extremely hateful in content.

Second, I like them because you can feel the raw emotion and ancient history of the animosity between the Yankee and Cavalier ways of life. If you ever had a question about why the southerners felt as strongly as they did, Davis captures all of that emotion perfectly.

Will be offensive to patriots: Davis Railing Against Yankees
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:52 AM   #159
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From the August 2002 Smithsonian, page 103, "Iron Will" (article about Lewis & Clark-early 1800's): Visitors from Europe were often appalled by American hypocrisy. "You will see them with one hand hoisting the cap of liberty, and with the other flogging their slaves," wrote English traveler Frances Trollope. "You will see them one hour lecturing the mob on the indefeasible rights of man, and the next driving the children of the soil, whom they have bound themselves to protect by the most solemn treaties."
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:29 AM   #160
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we can"t make a history but it makes us
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“If you're afraid - don't do it, - if you're doing it - don't be afraid!”
- Genghis Khan
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