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Month: June 2015

Awkward English #10 – Ugly Clothes Round-Up

Awkward English #10 – Ugly Clothes Round-Up

One of my favorite things to do while shopping (besides scouring clearance racks) is to check out T-shirt slogans. Like I’ve said before, they are universally terrible – and I love it. I do not mean to offend anyone who loves cheesy T-shirts, I think they are wonderful in their awkward glory. Last week I visited C&A and H&M – and, boy, are the alphabet stores full of greatness this season. For your reading enjoyment, I’ve divided my finds into two categories…

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Flags Everywhere #10 – For That Special Someone

Flags Everywhere #10 – For That Special Someone

H&M has some patriot underwear for that special man in your life – or for you if you are a man or like boxers. Two different styles to get ready for the fourth of July! And don’t worry, my British friends, they have Union Jacks as well! They also have matching socks, so you can deck yourself out in flags from… waist to toe? So stop by H&M and purchase undergarments to show off your patriotism! Wait, no. You can…

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Comparison: Missouri Driver License vs German Driver License

Comparison: Missouri Driver License vs German Driver License

I’ve mentioned before about how expensive German Driver Licenses are, but as I have talked more in depth to Germans about the differences, I’ve begun to realize how absolutely insane they are. I thought it would be interesting to do a direct comparison of the timeline and costs from getting a license in Missouri (my home state) to getting one here.   Missouri (Information from the MO Dept. of Revenue): Age 15: Learner’s Permit – You must pass a vision,…

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Patriotism and Expat vs. Immigrant

Patriotism and Expat vs. Immigrant

Several days ago, we received this flyer in our mailbox. Translation: CALL FOR MASS DEMONSTRATION IN FRANKFURT ON MAIN Citizens of this country: Unite! to a mass demonstration against the Islamic and left-radical fascism in German. Our land needs once ALL patriots on the streets! Resistance East/West, Frankfurt on Main    20th July ’15 DON’T SPLIT, UNITE! At first I didn’t think much of it, but, noticing the words “islamischen” and “linksradikalen” connected to “Faschismus” – I figured this wasn’t really…

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Awkward English #9 – Avoiding a Lawsuit

Awkward English #9 – Avoiding a Lawsuit

T-Shirts are always a great place to find awkward sayings – in any language or country. That’s one reason to enjoy shopping if even you don’t buy anything – it’s entertaining! I found the use of “take” instead of “get” or “buy” a little weird. Were I this company’s editor, I would have suggested a change. Is that a job I could have? Copy editing T-shirts? The obvious strange choice is the spelling of “Barbee” though. Is this an attempt…

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