Happy Friday, everyone!
I was going to bring you a post about The Smelly Novel, but I’ll do that in a couple of weeks. Then I was going to bring you a post about finishing my third book, Sophie’s Encore… because yes, whoohoo, I have finished writing it!! But do you know what? My head is spinning and I am all written out. So I will bring you that post next week instead.
Today, I’m relaxing and I’d like you to have a laugh with me. Take a look at this brilliant little clip which I discovered via my lovely new Facebook friend, Inga Kupp-Silberg. Thank you Inga!
It’s an ad. But it’s not just any old ad; it’s an ad by a German language school promoting the need to learn foreign languages. The first few seconds are in German ~ you don’t need to understand this dialogue, it’s basically just the older chap reminding the younger chap what the equpiment is all about, with a special emphasis on the emergency squak box.
Sit back and…. let me know if you laughed! (And who says us Germans don’t have a sense of humour??)
Have a great weekend!
Reblogged this on tonyksite's Blog and commented:
classic funny for the day
Alfie laughed his socks off 🙂 Thanks for this Nicky. Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend x
It’s brill, isn’t it? Still chuckling myself! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend, too! XX
Haw, haw! Thanks for laugh, Nicky! 🙂 xx
I’ve seen this before but had to chuckle all over again. We often use this phrase at home when the opportunity presents itself. Thanks for the laugh.
You’re welcome!! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend! 🙂
I’ve actually used this one in my training courses – love it! Thanks for sharing. And well done you for finishing No. 3!!!!
Whoop! Thank you and glad you enjoyed the little belly laugh. It’s an awesome little clip! XX
I thought I had posted something on Friday, I see now that I didn’t.
Anyway I got a little chuckle out of it. As I’ve stated previously I took German in college, and had my last class in 1972, and for some reason I see the video as a coast guard officer showing/telling the young recruit that this is his sector, then shows him the other equipment, and finally pointing to the emergency speaker and saying that this is “uber lebens reden [rede]” or this concerns life communications [talk].
I didn’t get the sense it concerns actually learning a language, but to improve on what you know. When someone hears English being spoken, they sometimes hear the wrong word, especially when taken in context with other words. Hence, when the young person is left alone and hears a plea for help [“we’re sinking’] he automatically hears “we’re thinking”. This does make sense when you hear foreigners trying to speak English and wind up saying a different word that they had intended.
As a point of information, Berlitz is not a German language school, it got started by Maximilian (Maximilien) Delphinius Berlitz (April 14, 1852 – April 6, 1921) was a linguist and the founder of the Berlitz Language Schools, the first of which he established in 1878 in Providence, Rhode Island. He was born David Berlitzheimer in Muhringen, Wurttemberg, Germany. The method he developed involved total immersion into the foreign language [he started with French] from the first day of class, rather than teaching translation to get meaning and grammar/vocabulary.
Check out Wikipedia, which is what I did to verify what I already knew to some extend.
Waiting to see what Musical tidbit you have in store for us for Monday,
Hahaha enjoyed it. Thanks for the laugh and congrats to you!
Hiya! Thanks so much for visiting ~ glad you enjoyed the video clip and thanks for your fab comment! 🙂 x