Mittwoch, 6. April 2011

Break

I'm very sorry to post again just a part of my assignment but I'm to lazy for a new part and I have to save my energy for writing a text about Stockholm (♥).


So. Today you can learn something about the Bavarian culture.

"Oachkatzlschwoaf"

In Bavaria this is a very famous word to check if someone is from Bavaria or if he or she is a "Zuagroaster" someone who is not from Bavaria. For Non-Bavarians it is very hard to pronounce this word and to understand what it means. In "normal" German you would say "Eichhörnchenschwanz" (squirrel tail). So everyone who can not say "Oachkatzlschwoaf" or can not understand what it means must be from other parts of Germany and Bavarians can call him or her "Preiß", a dialect word formerly for Prussian but nowadays for everyone who is from other parts of Germany.
The Bavarians are very proud of their country and also they think they are something special in the whole Federal Republic of Germany. And so they want to separate from the other inhabitants through their dialect. It is also very common in Bavaria to make jokes like "I am from Bavaria, that is near Germany", to point out that they are not like the rest of Germany. But on the other hand, the rest of Germany thinks sometimes that Bavarians are arrogant and speak a language that nobody can understand. Especially words like "Oachkatzlschwoaf".

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