Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 11:57:55 +0100
From: "Simon Putz" <>
Subject: Re: tarpaulin

> > Hoo-o-o, man! You're going to get a load of *.de types jumping > > on you for that... > There was only one, which shows my point. > > > Tell us it was a joke -- which didn't translate successfully? ;-) > No, no joke, sorry... > Now this is really getting on me. usually i wouldnt have replied to such a shortsighted statement, but it was just too much. i guess, there are around the same people from spain, italy, france and germany actively posting in this group but i really didnt look at that so much, i dont care about where someone is from too much. dont you think its really bad that TV in the netherlands is mostly in english? that way they you dont learn your own language so well, here alot of people even have problems with german alone. (ortography and such) also there is a very good german saab forum, which might be the reason why alot of germans rather just read this NG and post in that forum ( Of course i can understand why you speak so much english in your country, you have been overwhelmed by power of the great USA and why should a country that just produces cheese and weed have its own language anyways ;-) no, really, i dont think this has anything to do with languages and besides that saab drivers tend to be somewhat more unique and smarter than most other people, so its more likely that they know more languages.

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