Money problems are plain to see, even if you're not German

19 January 2009

The Germans may have precisely no sense of humour and spend all day loafing about in lederhosen* but they're nothing if not precise in their reporting of the global economic crisis. Witness, for example, one national newspaper's acute summation of the troubles:

It translates loosely into English as The global bank system staggers although it seems much more meaningful in its native tongue.

* rampant stereotyping ahoy, captain


  • Yaser
    maybe we should instill some german into our language 'madoff wankt out of court . .' . . .
  • L
    Just bookmarked your blog. Always interested in reading about this particular subject. Kind regards, Joseph Kaplan @ L

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