[ Book ] ♞ Ghidul Xenofobului - Germanii ♰ MOBI eBook or Kindle ePUB free

This is an interesting book, and at first it was really funny I would read and laugh, then read and laugh someFor the record, Germany is where the majority of my genes and a good part of my subculture originated Somewhere towards the end of the book, though, it sank in that most of the humor was sour Yeah, the things it said were funny, but they were also caustic and biting Weak points are attacked with glee Where good things had to be said about the culture, the book does it grudgi This is an interesting book, and at first it was really funny I would read and laugh, then read and laugh someFor the record, Germany is where the majority of my genes and a good part of my subculture originated Somewhere towards the end of the book, though, it sank in that most of the humor was sour Yeah, the things it said were funny, but they were also caustic and biting Weak points are attacked with glee Where good things had to be said about the culture, the book does it grudgingly, disappointed not to be mocking.I read the Xenophobe s Guide to the Chinese shortly afterward and detected the same attitude Where good is to be found, it s acknowledged, but the real delight of the book was to belittle.I guess this is what s meant by the irreverent part of the subtitle I wonder how the writers would feel about having the same attitude applied to a biography of themselves I passed my copy on and still hope to find arelevant guide to life in Germany, one that has the aim of acquainting you with a culture the author knows and loves faults and all instead of one that turns education into an excuse to sneer As a Brit living in Germany forthan twenty years can only say that behind the satire in this book there are so many truths Yes, it really is funny if you know Germany and the Germans, only then do I think you can really appreciate the satirical truth in this book Loved it and had me laughing on the train on the way to work for a couple of mornings. This was interesting It showed me that my host family here in Germany are not the stereotypical Germans I already kinda suspected that though. The irreverent tone of the book sometimes detracts from the content it contains, because the reader does not know whether to take it seriously or not.The Germans pride themselves on their efficiency, organisation, discipline, cleanliness and punctuality These are all manifestations of Ordung which doesn t just mean tidiness, but correctness, properness, appropriateness and a host of other good things No phrase warms the heart of a German like alles in Ordnung , meaning everything is all rig The irreverent tone of the book sometimes detracts from the content it contains, because the reader does not know whether to take it seriously or not.The Germans pride themselves on their efficiency, organisation, discipline, cleanliness and punctuality These are all manifestations of Ordung which doesn t just mean tidiness, but correctness, properness, appropriateness and a host of other good things No phrase warms the heart of a German like alles in Ordnung , meaning everything is all right, everything is as it should be The categorical imperative which no German escapes is Ordnung muss sein , Order Must Be.On the environment The German feel so strongly for the environment it can lead to some absurd situations arising Like paper mills having to pulp new paper to keep up with the demand for recycled paper On cars The Germans love their carsthan almost anything While the Italians reserve this kind of adoration for their children, Germans prefer to keep their children indoors, so the cars can play safely in the streets.On Customs and Traditions A elaborate set of rituals built around consuming massive quantities of beer [ Book ] ♁ Ghidul Xenofobului - Germanii ♐ Colec ia Ghidul Xenofobului este o capodoper n miniatur , un univers n format de buzunar micile calit i i marile defecte ale omenirii, ntr o c l torie armant i ireveren ioas , plin de umor i onestitate Vindec de xenofobie aproape garantat n fiecare german se afl un strop din Beethoven, pierdut, cu p rul v lvoi prin codri, ntr un apus plin de lacrimi, nfruntand imposibilul pentru a exprima inexprimabilul Contrar credin ei generale, germanii nu tiu totul, ci doar tiu totul mai bine Everything I wanted to know about myself Too funny and contains a lot of truth For being a German it is really funny and also weird to read that book And I gotta say, that I definitely seen myself in some of the written facts. Usual fare from the Xenophobe series A bit tongue in cheek, but possibly close to the truth All the stereotypes of the Germans you d expect all is in order, efficient and there is no wastage Possibly not the most entertaining of all the ones I ve read this far Maybe I m just at a point where I ve read enough of these for the time being. Good small and funny book about Germans and German culture A lot of truth and also I have found a few new interesting facts Recommended for those who wants to knowabout Germans I laughed so much, agreed with all that is mentioned and appreciated the explanations on why it is like it is Just wish germans in general would be able to laugh at themselves because it makes life healthier, like the story with an apple a day like this am I convincing any german PS Obviously Love Germany and its inhabitants