Jun
04
2012

#rsrh Shorter Victor Davis Hanson: Germany looking around…

…and starting to be comfortable with the idea of saying that, when it comes to Europe, Alles nicht in Ordnung ist*.

No, I’m not entirely comfortable with that, either.  But, heck, at least they’re unlikely to actually invade Belgium this time.

Moe Lane

*I think that I got the German right: I am much like Mark Twain in spirit when it comes to that language – and much less like him when it comes to its syntax, grammar, and vocabulary.

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4 Comments

  • Phil Smith says:

    My favorite line from that piece is “I heard a Californian student in Heidelberg say, in one of his calmest moods, that he would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective.”

  • BigGator5 says:

    Ok, I give up. What does “Alles nicht in Ordnung ist” mean?

  • Wennejunk says:

    Precisely? I think it means “Everything is not in order”.

    More colloquially, I think it means FUBAR.

  • Wombat-socho says:

    Why would they want to invade Belgium when the Flemings would happily join them, they can foreclose on the Walloons, and the Muslims will get what der Staat decrees what they shall get? 😉

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