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Actually, in German rail magazines, if they only say a pictured train runs between say Berlin and Hamburg, I find direction is often not what you'd assume from the word order.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Apr 1st, 2006 at 08:23:57 AM EST
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Which I suppose means I was right in assuming there was something about german grammar inplicit in PeWi's comment.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 2nd, 2006 at 05:09:49 AM EST
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Well, my native, english speaking wife, was laughing her head of, when I told her about this problem - so yes, German Grammar overload...
by PeWi on Sun Apr 2nd, 2006 at 10:28:38 AM EST
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interesting side issue to this.

They did some research in Franken and asked people about the direction to the next village and found correlation between the relative age of the villages and the prepositions used to describe the way. So "over there, " the other village was younger, and "back there" the village was older.
Funny eh.

by PeWi on Sun Apr 2nd, 2006 at 10:32:16 AM EST
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Wow.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 2nd, 2006 at 03:52:10 PM EST
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