Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 10-14-2016 at 07:47 PM.
10-14-2016 06:59 PM
F.B.: "Leiwond!" To spare alle the non Germanophones some work: dict.cc dictionary :: leiwand :: German-English translation
Here is a list I am trying to memorize.
Bist’ deppat! = Bist du dumm
Leck mi am oasch!= Leck mich am Hintern
Brauchst a poa Watschn? = Brauchst du ein paar Ohrfeigen
Hau di üba d’ Heisa! = Wirf dich über die Häuser
Heast Gschissana! = Pass auf, du Idiot
Gusch, sunst boschts! = Sei ruhig, sonst verpass ich dir eine
Homs da ins Hian gschissn? = Haben sie den Darm in deinem Hirn entleert
Blos ma’n Bock auf! = Blas mir den Schuh auf
Rutsch ma’n Buggl owe! = Rutsch mir den Buckel herunter
Du Fetznschädl du deppata! = Du Lumpenkopf du blöder
Wüst an Tschuck aufs Aug? = Soll ich dir ein blaues Auge verpassen
Schbü Schas und vaduft! = Spiele Darmwind und verschwinde
Thank you, dear friend, all very useful.
In order to come back to the topic and to show that Austria is not only made up of grenzdebilen people using bad language two examples of Austrian Imperial tradition (of the late 20th and early 21rst century!) with lots of historic and topical caps and uniforms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f04sTdWro7o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5-VhlLdLDM etc. etc.
Where else in the world is something like this possible - the official Austrian army wearing mournig bands? (These are the funerals of the former empress of Austria-Hungaria and her son - he has never been emperor! - despite the fact that Austria has been a democracy since 1918 - apart from the period of 1938 - 1945! and that the Habsburgs were actually banned from Austria - F.-B. will correct me if I'm wrong)
Thank you, Wolfgang. Here is a nice video very much of its own merits, but also because the empress represents such a contrast to the deepening hole of mass politics in
our very own world.
Wolfgang is completely correct about the cult of Habsburg since 1918, of which I confess to being guilty.
Austria is a Republic, although, perhaps, its fate might have been different had it ended up more like the Netherlands or Denmark as a constitutional monarchy
on a more Anglo Saxon pattern--but such a counter factual thesis does not stand up to the actual record of the past.
In general, much of continental Europe has deserved in modern history a better fate than imparted it in the epoch of total war.
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 10-15-2016 at 06:15 PM.
The image above is of the center of Potsdam, but it is emblematic of the story.