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I currently live in Tübingen, Germany.

  • I have been working full-time in IT for ten years (freelance and as a contractor), and am currently studying Interdisciplinary American Studies at the University of Tübingen. I work part time as a webmaster for an organic food company.

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revised Do the noun 'Reich' and the adjective 'reich' have a common origin?
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answered Do the noun 'Reich' and the adjective 'reich' have a common origin?
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comment Does “Jawohl” carry Nazi connotations?
I didn't do military service though - would somebody who did mind confirming that "Jawohl" is still in use in the Bundeswehr? What about Austria and Switzerland?
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answered Does “Jawohl” carry Nazi connotations?
Jun
17
awarded  Convention
Jun
16
revised “Schlaf mir nicht ein” - warum “mir”?
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Jun
16
comment Translation of John Doe
@fzwo calling Göring by his full title is nothing like calling Hitler "Führer". Examples from DER SPIEGEL, who are happily using the title: 1978 2003 Whether the answer is factually correct is another question, but I can really see no tastelessness here
Jun
16
comment Translation of John Doe
"Vereinsmeier" is a slightly outdated, but still valid expression, although in my experience, not at all used in the context of "party goer" - it is rather used to describe a person engaged in traditional "organized" social activity ("Sportverein", "Schützenverein")
Jun
16
comment Translation of John Doe
@fzwo why is the quote tasteless? It's a prominent example of the usage of "Meier" in the context of the question. That it was made by one of the most evil persons in German history doesn't really change any of that.
Jun
15
awarded  Enlightened
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14
accepted Was für ein Wort ist “halt”?
Jun
13
comment Was ist der Unterschied zwischen Gouvernante und Kindermädchen?
@Tom I'm almost completely ignorant of Südtirol's history, but would say if in doubt, ask away. The SE sites have a history of being able to discuss even sensitive issues in remarkable neutrality - I'm sure the german.SE site will want to continue that tradition. (Still, interested to hear what @splattne has to say)
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