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How silent is the Chinese Mafia

Seen earlier on (which lists new posts from many German blogs), about a gunfight among Chinese in Neuss (German):

clipping: Tiraden in Deutschland

Headline translation: “Tirades in Germany?” (to the ENJOY blog (German) – corrected in the mean time)

Of course there are tirades in Germany! Way too many, especially from politicians! :mrgreen: I doubt, however, that the Triads are that verbose. Regardless of how much – or how little – the police knows about them (and, yes, doubting their presence in this country is quite naive).

(Please don’t be mad, Rai – I don’t mean to be evil or insulting at all when I show small writing mistakes or foreign word errors; even large newspapers find themselves e.g. on Zwiebelfisch (German).)

Oans, zwoa…

In a few days, the “Volksfest” (public festival like the Oktoberfest, just much smaller) will start here in Pfaffenhofen — and the lokal savings bank uses that for advertising its “Wiesnpackage” (festival vouchers when buying certain investment products from them).

Quiz: What’s wrong here? Probably even some of my international visitors will know that…

Oans, zwoa, drei... - Sparkasse Pfaffenhofen

(Apart from the fact that “Wiesn” is quite a euphemism for Pfaffenhofen’s festival ground…)

Odd laws and (German) verdicts

Spiegel Online has a bunch of over 20 strange cases (from German courts) and laws

You want examples? :hammer:

  • If a man whirls his dance partner against her will so over the dancefloor that both fall out of a window, the dancer must pay medical costs and compensation to the woman.
  • The head of every dead whale that’s found on the British coasts belongs to the king. The tail belongs to the queen – in case she needs the bones to make a corset.
  • Even if a panel doctor declares she’s working particularly fast, she must pay back some of her fee if her balance adds up to a working time of 26 hours a day.

More on Spiegel Online (in German).