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What are qualites of Germans?

OP Vlad123 7 | 204
8 Feb 2013 #31
So do I, look forward to yet another thread by an aging red-scarf pioneer

Recently, I promoted myself to the rank of a COMSOMOL leader.
FlaglessPole 4 | 669
8 Feb 2013 #32
Eat a Schnitzel instead, or a Bratwurst!

funny you should mention that, the Polish equivalent of Schnitzel is Schabowy and yes they are identical as long as made of pork
TheOther 5 | 3,691
8 Feb 2013 #33
they are identical as long as made of pork

A proper schnitzel is made from veal.
jon357 67 | 16,655
8 Feb 2013 #34
The best ones are.

I do wish menus with translations wouldn't call Schabowy "a chop". It isn't.
Mykhaylo UA - | 56
8 Feb 2013 #35
rank of a COMSOMOL leader


funny you should mention that, the Polish equivalent of Schnitzel is Schabowy and yes they are identical as long as made of pork

It was meant to be a kind of joke: one gent a poster up tells us about Schnitzel & all of a sudden it started to smell of Schnitzel, and the topic is about Germany, and you were tired of these bursts of originality, so I thought: It's Schnitzel that may help him! Thanks for the info about Schabowy. I have always used the word "sznycel" when in Poland and have been served schnitzel. What is the difference?

But look! Vlad has been promoted. Smells of danger! When commies here come again (God forbid!) I shall ask for a political asylum in Poland.
pawian 178 | 15,517
13 Sep 2019 #36
German bad qualities: sometimes too orderly, not social in public, very bureaucratic.

Sometimes Polish wives of German husbands complain they are unable to weasel sly solutions to everyday problems like Polish men.
Crow 148 | 9,284
13 Sep 2019 #37
If you ask me, and question is general to all, then I have to say something. I find that only quality in Germans represent their Serbian self deep within them. They were Serbs and that is enough to me to love them. Yes, they are now largely deluded and insane but still, they were Serbs. Insanity flow in family. In them it is in negative sense, like madness. Here it bordering with ingenuity.
Miloslaw 9 | 2,922
13 Sep 2019 #38
They were Serbs

Utter rubbish.
When The Slavs migrated to Poland, Germanic tribes lived there.
There is absolutely no link between Germans and Slavs ( besides obvious mixing of people )
And certainly no links to Serbs.
Now go away you silly little man!
Crow 148 | 9,284
14 Sep 2019 #39
And at that they were nice Serbs. Sarmats closest to what one can comprehend as `children of nature`. Totally wild. They loved to walk naked. Looking from modern or even back then perspective one could say they were backward. But to me, it was all so romantic. Almost that they were not familiar with horses and animal husbandry. Hunters, gatherers for so long. Descendants of pioneers, first of our people that along the Danube moved north after Ice age was finished. Thousands of years more advanced southern Sarmats, their ancestral tribes, were like Gods to them, example to follow. So they finely got sedentary way of life and fastened their progress.

But then Rome happened and from Sarmats within Roman province of Germania we got Germans.
Joker 2 | 1,808
14 Sep 2019 #40
This moron reads the titles of the threads and tries linking his propaganda to them. He's too daft to figure out nobody here gives a rats ass about his crappy mess of a county. 😂
Crow 148 | 9,284
14 Sep 2019 #41
I just said what is German quality.
Lyzko 30 | 7,423
14 Sep 2019 #42
Germans for centuries saw themselves as bound together solely through the German language! What the Catholic Church did and does for Poland, namely, define her identity, German has done for Germany.

Having lived in Germany for several years, my last sojourn having been in the new millennium, I can confirm as a foreigner that a degree of unspoken hidebound rule consciousness continues to permeate German society, from innocent-seeming party gatherings on up through high-level conferences

and/or business meetings. All are expected to conform to the particular order of the day, the plan outlined and pre-ordained by the event, and capricious deviation can land a person in especially hot water, justification or not:-)

The qualities which have made German engineering tops in the world, still dominate much of daily interactions; logic, submission to what is necessary, suppression of personal emotions which are seen as "in the way" in the pursuit of the collective good.
Ironside 50 | 11,122
14 Sep 2019 #43
You call it a good quality? then the Borg are the best.
If you're clueless here:
he Borg are a fictional alien group that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise. The Borg are cybernetic organisms, linked in a hive mind called "the Collective".
NoToForeigners 10 | 1,032
14 Sep 2019 #44
Well looking at recent and 100 years old history Germans seem to be hardworking, precise and easily manipulated into commiting horrors
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,707
14 Sep 2019 #45
*sits down, listens amused and munches popcorn*
Lyzko 30 | 7,423
14 Sep 2019 #46
When did I ever assert that pursuing the collective good at any cost is a "good" quality?
I merely stated what I've both experienced first hand as well as studied.

Furthermore, what has Bjorn Borg got to do with it anyway? He was a Swedish tennis star while you were probably still in diapers:-)
Vlad1234 16 | 756
15 Sep 2019 #47
It would be interesting to know how majority of Germans envision the distant future of their country and entire World. For example, do they expect their country to become truly multicultural? Don't Germans feel that Germany and Europe started to become too static?
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,707
15 Sep 2019 #48
Only in German sorry...a survey from September 2019

That survey headline states the Germans are looking as carefree into their future as they did 25 years before...mostly western Germans seem eastern Germans are the bigger scaredy cats.

I'm not sure how the survey comes to that conclusion as a few sentences later the numbers show that 56% fears that the german state might be abit overwhelmed by the refugees. 55% fear inner-german tensions because of that, sharing the place with a fear of Trump (also 55%)

Maybe the author and I have different opinions what "carefree" looks like..

PS: That's good news, Trump led the fear race last year with whopping 69%....let him win a second term and I predict a fear scale of only meagre 30ish something anymore...

At the same time the fear of terror attacks has sunken mightily too...and the climate fear is not really that high what is abit astounding as the coming weather doom is constantly in the news.

Are there similiar surveys from Poland? Russia? The US? Britain?

Could be interesting to compare...
Lyzko 30 | 7,423
16 Sep 2019 #49

As generations pass, Germany certainly has opened up, at least superficially, to the rest of Europe and the world (not only the USLOL)!
Naturally, the DNA, so to speak, of any culture will probably not change. No matter how Germans internationalize aka "anglicize" their
own language, internationalize, that is, attempt to "ungermanize" popular given names, from Gerda, Mechthilde,Hildegard etc. to Bristol, Mindy,
Chelsea, Jennifer, and so on, Germany will essentially remain German in her heart and soul, cross-cultural concessions notwithstanding.

The regrettable rise of the AfD and the election of a known Neo-Nazi as mayor of a small city near Frankfurt, indicates that US-style
diversity still doesn't cut it for the rank and file German citizen.
jgrabner 1 | 75
16 Sep 2019 #50
there is probably no comparable survey done in Poland because somebody has to pay for it and unlike in Germany, where the R+V insurance company does so, I could not find a similar sponsor in Poland. Besides PEW, who does worldwide surveys, I found just one local survey done in 2017 for the weekly Polityka:,1, you will find the usual, terrorist attacks 38%, foreign invaders 37%, war, poverty at old age, and the unusual, 19% fear the adoption of the Euro, 12% the return of PO rule (22% the continuation of PiS rule), and the totally unusual: 4% fear ... nothing.
Lyzko 30 | 7,423
16 Sep 2019 #51
I'd be interested as well whether or not such a survey has been done in Austria of late.
See private e-mail.
Vlad1234 16 | 756
17 Sep 2019 #52
The regrettable rise of the AfD and the election of a known Neo-Nazi as mayor

What relation does AfD to the Neo-Nazis? I've read about their official program and there seems to be nothing about the Nazis.
Tacitus 2 | 1,292
17 Sep 2019 #53
What relation does AfD to the Neo-Nazis?

Their entire leadership has shown either open or poorly hidden sympathy for Nazi ideology. They are just too smart to write it into their party program. The more careful politician said that Germans should be proud of what the Wehrmacht achieved in WWII. Their most infamous politician uses language that is so similar to Hitler's that his own party members could distinguish it from Hitler's Mein Kampf. And that leaves out the radical members lower in the hierarchy. Furthermore they use terms that the Nazis' used like "völkisch" intentionally.
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,707
17 Sep 2019 #54
Na ja Tacitus....and there was Grönemeyer recently...if that wasn't a nod to Göbbels in the Sportpalast then what was! :)
Lyzko 30 | 7,423
17 Sep 2019 #55
Herbert Groenemeyer used to be ever so popular.

Spot on, right as rain!

And if I'm not mistaken, you and I once exchanged correspondence about a certain Otto Remer only several years after the end of WWII attempted to (unsuccessfully) resurrect a type of "deutsche Volkspartei", staffed by all former SS-members, oh round about 1951-'52, somewhere around then.

Apparently you haven't been keeping up with current events across the border, but the AfD especially is gaining in the polls, much as people feared about the PEGIDA several years ago, and it's frightening.
TheOther 5 | 3,691
17 Sep 2019 #56
Why is it frightening? Because it's "ze Germans"? I for one would ask which powerful western countries are openly promoting their right wing, nationalistic ideas right now. That's where the work has to start. Hint: it's not Germany.
Lyzko 30 | 7,423
17 Sep 2019 #57
Playing the Devil's Advocate once again, are we:-)

Well of course such developments are frightening, TheOther, quit playing psychology through shock value, please!
Admittedly, Hungary's Orban is much more rightist than Germany is, however the root of the problem remains Merkel's
stubborn unwillingness to depart from her exaggeratedly liberal agenda and her refusal to address the needs of the
common man.
Bratwurst Boy 11 | 10,707
17 Sep 2019 #58
....the root of the problem remains Merkel's stubborn unwillingness to depart from her exaggeratedly liberal agenda....


I truly think she has Germany no longer on her radar anyhow...she plans already her career after she left the chancellory...she is so totally no longer "here"!
Ziemowit 13 | 4,407
17 Sep 2019 #59
she plans already her career after she left the chancellory

What is it supposed to be?
johnny reb 30 | 5,261
17 Sep 2019 #60
When I was in Germany my highlight was taking the cog up to the Zugspitze peak.
It was simply breath taking and well worth the $100 plus price tag that came with it.
I found the food rather salty compared what I am use to.
The Germans were very accommodating even when I spoke German with my broken accent. :)

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