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7th-Feb-2008 07:22 pm


In emails/myspace messages/everything German people who write me almost always end with "Greetings from Germany" or with a specific place in Germany instead. And really, I am talking about more than 90% of the time here. Why is this? Is it a habit in the German language transferred into English?

So cinema again today! Sam was agency hopping so I went with Tonton to see Cloverfield. I really loved this movie! Like Tonton said, the consept is not exactly new, even the angle, but it was really well made. I never really get excited and thrilled in movies, but this one did that so yeah I enjoyed it. Nothing I want to see again though :P
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7th-Feb-2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Just the Germans you know :P

None of my German mates say that lol!

Must be a play on "With love from Russia"?

I noticed Amerikanervolk do that too. "Greetings from Missississsisssisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisisssssssssssshippie"

etc.
7th-Feb-2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
But really it is almost all of them! I figured it's got to be something common there.
7th-Feb-2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
yes- we often say "viele grüße aus x" at the end of an email.
8th-Feb-2008 12:16 pm (UTC)
A-ha! :)
7th-Feb-2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
I get that from German people in messages too!
8th-Feb-2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
I knew it wasn't just me...
8th-Feb-2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
I loved ^^
8th-Feb-2008 12:28 am (UTC)
Seriously? I can't WAIT for it to come out on DVD so I can own it!
I work as a projectionist at a 12 plex and I watch that movie A LOT.
I freakin' love that movie!
8th-Feb-2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Well like I said, I don't think it would be something I'd want to own on dvd because I don't really feel I would enjoy it much after the first time. The first time was great though ^^
8th-Feb-2008 05:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, but that's where you are wrong!

It's better after you have already seen it.

8th-Feb-2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
Yep :)
8th-Feb-2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
Can you name the little critter?

10 points if it starts with a "D"

8th-Feb-2008 04:45 am (UTC)
I really want to watch Cloverfield.

Greetings from Mars,
Me
8th-Feb-2008 12:19 pm (UTC)
Go watch it!
8th-Feb-2008 07:23 am (UTC)
cloverfield made me dizzy...i dont usually get motion sickness, but, yeah, es war nicht so gut.
8th-Feb-2008 12:20 pm (UTC)
It was a bit uncomfortable at first, but once the party had started I was used to it.
8th-Feb-2008 09:40 am (UTC)
Anonymous
yikes! i am a german, so lets reveal this habit hehe
yeah i would say that it's a typical translation of a german way to say byebye. if there is someone abroad then people usually add it. i dunno why, but we germans sometimes do that :D even the slogan "greetings/ greetings from" seems to be very german?!
greetings from finland ;)

-marc
8th-Feb-2008 12:21 pm (UTC)
You say greetings when you say byebye??
8th-Feb-2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
at the end of letters yeah, you kinda write "mit freundlichen grüssen" which is in direct translation "with friendly (kind) greetings". thats very formal though. "greetings" would be a shorter rather informal way :) is it just strange for you? or do you even hate that? would like to know that on behalf of several million germans who just use that term in english too :)
-marc