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Discussion in 'Hounslow UK' started by affectionate_monkey, Jan 7, 2003.

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  1. affectionate_monkey

    affectionate_monkey Jedi Youngling star 1

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    It appears I may be spending 5 weeks in Frankfurt with work. What fun, anybody been there? What's the town like? (well it's gotta be better then Hounslow!)
     
  2. toochilled

    toochilled Jedi Knight star 5

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    Aaaaah, coooooooooool. So that's where it is.
     
  3. Moylesy

    Moylesy Jedi Padawan star 4

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    FrankFurt;

    Frénke, in old german means to burn the tongue.

    "Das Furt" was a medieval torture device that clamped onto the lower leg, because of this it was known as the "Dog".

    So literally Frankfurt means a dog that burns the tongue, or more rightly a "Hot Dog".

    BTW, Frankfurt is a lovely place, but the last time I visited there was an awful lot of Germans about.
     
  4. affectionate_monkey

    affectionate_monkey Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Where do the Germans keep their armies?
     
  5. toochilled

    toochilled Jedi Knight star 5

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    coming off the shoulderies :p
     
  6. affectionate_monkey

    affectionate_monkey Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Up their sleavies you daft.........
     
  7. Az-Azzameen

    Az-Azzameen Jedi Knight star 5

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    Cripes.
     
  8. toochilled

    toochilled Jedi Knight star 5

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    With banter like that they'll love you in the German Bars.
     
  9. Jaina_Mirax

    Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "Frénke, in old german means to burn the tongue.

    "Das Furt" was a medieval torture device that clamped onto the lower leg, because of this it was known as the "Dog".

    So literally Frankfurt means a dog that burns the tongue, or more rightly a "Hot Dog". "

    :D yeah right, where did you get that from? [face_laugh]

    A couple of hundred years ago, when the "Franken" (people from an area called Franken) moved north, they had to cross the river Main and looked for a shallow spot. That shallow spot in a deep river is called "Furt". Later they built a castle to protect the "Furt". SInce the Frank´s discovered the "Furt", the city is called Frankfurt. Very simple.

    Actually I´ve only been to Frankfurt once and I didn´t like it. Didn´t see more than the central station though. ;)
     
  10. toochilled

    toochilled Jedi Knight star 5

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    Jaina, are you single??? For the Monkey is single and very affectionate :D




    {I should explain, I have decided to be the Monkey's pimp from now on :p}
     
  11. AmberStarbright

    AmberStarbright Jedi Knight star 7

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    Janne, you seem to go to alot of train stations around the country don't you? :p
     
  12. Jaina_Mirax

    Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    TC: well, thanks for the offer, but I am happy ;) In case of me being in need of a monkey, I´ll get back to you, though ;)

    well, yeah... did I tell you about the trip I made last Fall, Jean? When I stays at Senol´s for a night cause there was nothing left at the youth hostel? I went to Frankfurt the next day. the hostel there was completely booked out , too. So I had to call a friend who is studying "close" to Frankfurt. [face_plain] Had to go to Karlsruhe which took me about another 1 1/2 hours... Just wasted a couple of hours going to Frankfurt, never seing anything of the city itself.

    Train stations are pretty much the only thing I know in a lot of german towns/cities :D
     
  13. AmberStarbright

    AmberStarbright Jedi Knight star 7

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    LOL I know the feeling ;)

    But when I come over to Bonn I think you may get to see more than just the train station there .....hopefully :p
     
  14. Jaina_Mirax

    Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I took the train from Cologne to Bonn once... I know Bonn´s underground, thats basically it.. except of the "House of german History"
     
  15. AmberStarbright

    AmberStarbright Jedi Knight star 7

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    Ahh

    Is Flo as good of a tour guide for Bonn as you are for Hamburg? :D

     
  16. Jaina_Mirax

    Jaina_Mirax Ex CR North-Germany and GSFF RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dunno how well Flo knows Bonn. But Michi lives in Bonn, so he should be able to be a tour-guide ;)
     
  17. AmberStarbright

    AmberStarbright Jedi Knight star 7

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    lol

    As long as someone does, oh and I can have someone translate for me ;)
     
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